Karachi, 7 January 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s K-3 Nuclear Power Plant with a capacity of 1100mw of clean energy will start operating in the coming weeks.

Succeeding a formal fuel grant from Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA), the officials concluded the loading of 1,100-MW fuel to the K-3 Power Plant which is a symbol of cordial association between iron brothers Pakistan and China.

The significant landmark quadrated with the three decennia collaboration of Islamabad and Beijing in the peaceful utilization of atomic energy. The Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUP) is Pakistan’s first atomic plant with dimensions of 2.2 GW with 1.1 GW pressurized water reactors (PWR) of Chinese depiction.

Karachi Nuclear Power Complex contains three profitable atomic reactors K-1, K-2, and K-3. K-1 is up and running from 1972 conversely, K-2 was serviceable from 23rd March 2021 likewise K-3 commercial functioning is anticipated by mid-2022.

K-3 reactor units emerged in August 2015 and May 2016 and will begin their gainful work in 2022. K3 is comrade Hualong One power station delivered by China National Nuclear Corporation.

Hualong One HP1000 state of the art reactor design has a unique hoard framework and conjointly amplified by China General Nuclear Power Group along with China National Nuclear Corporation. These plants are Chinese ACP100 prototypes with Generation III variants of the pressurized water reactor (PWR) apparatus along with advanced traceable safety attributes.

Reactors will have a composition existence of 60 years and will contribute around about 10 percent state’s power generation. Beijing and Islamabad initiated collaboration in the civil nuclear domain in 1970. In 1986 both states marked an agreement “Agreement For Cooperation in Peaceful Use for Nuclear Energy.”

China has played a vital character in assisting Pakistan to develop Pakistan’s nuclear energy and aspired to establish Pakistan as a strategic collaborator in South Asia to ensure regional equilibrium in South Asia.

Director-General of Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Muhammad Naeem, Chairman PNRA Faizan Mansoor, and Chairman NEPRA Tauseef H. Farooqi attended the event.

China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC), Chairman China Zhongyuan Engineering Corp (CZEC), Chairman CAEA, Chairman CAEC, and the Chinese Embassy Dignitaries to Pakistan virtually participated in the ceremony.

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