Pakistan’s 330MW Nuclear Plant Begins Operations

15 May 2011 (Last Updated May 15th, 2011 18:30)

The new Chashma nuclear power plant unit-1 (CHASNUPP-2), located near Chashma Barrage on the River Indus in Pakistan, has commenced operations. The plant will supply 330MW of electricity into the national grid to meet country's energy demand. China National Nuclear Corporat

The new Chashma nuclear power plant unit-1 (CHASNUPP-2), located near Chashma Barrage on the River Indus in Pakistan, has commenced operations.

The plant will supply 330MW of electricity into the national grid to meet country's energy demand.

China National Nuclear Corporation and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission have together co-developed the facility, which is compliant with the requirements of nuclear safeguard agreements signed between the government and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The nation plans to increase its nuclear power generation capacity from the current 425MW to 8,800MW by the year 2030, reports the Associate Press of Pakistan.