Pakistan starts fuel loading in Chinese nuclear plant to overcome crippling power crisis

Each unit will generate nearly 10 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, providing clean energy to the people.


  • In a major milestone, Pakistan is all set to load fuel in its Chinese-assisted nuclear reactor.
  • The project will help the country to generate electricity and job opportunities for its people.

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Pakistan begins fuel loading in its nuclear Power Plant in Karachi.

Pakistan has started loading fuel to its Chinese-built nuclear plant to overcome long-running crippling power shortages.

The K-2 unit is the first overseas unit that successfully completed the Hot Functional Tests using China’s homegrown Hualong 1 technology.

According to details, the China National Nuclear Corporation has begun fuel loading at the Karachi 2 reactor to connect it to the terminal. The CNNC built the K-2 and K-3 reactors, each with a capacity of 1.1 million kilowatts.

The Director-General of Strategic Plan Division, Lt Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Mohammad Naeem, and senior Pakistani and Chinese officials, witnessed the process.

The federal government assigned the contract of the K-2 and K-3 units to the CNNC for safe and efficient power generation through nuclear reactors.

Each unit will generate nearly 10 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, providing clean energy to the people.

The project’s construction also promoted the development of related industries in Pakistan and created more than 10,000 job opportunities.

Prominent features

The K-2 is a pressurized water reactor constructed on the Chinese HPR-1000 technology and a third-generation plant equipped with advanced safety features. The K-2 plant construction started on the 31st of August 2015, however; its commercial operation will begin in April next year after undergoing several operational and safety tests.

The reactor innovatively adopts a safety system that meets the highest international safety standards in terms of security.

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  • Good job .
    Pakistan and China best neighborhood countries and Best friends, support each other with trust and respect.

  • Where’s the information and details? This reads like a press release for govt party members. What are the new advanced safety measures?


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