China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed a cooperation agreement with Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for the construction of Unit 5 of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant (C-5), according to the CNNC last week.
According to the agreement signed on Nov. 21, CNNC will build a one-million-kilowatt-class nuclear power unit with HPR 1000 technology at the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan. This marks the seventh nuclear power unit that China has exported to Pakistan and the third unit exported with HPR 1000 technology.
CNNC is currently building four HPR 1000 nuclear power units around the world including in the U.K., the company said.
CNNC has built four nuclear power units in Pakistan so far, with a total installed capacity of 4,630 megawatts and operational capacity of more than 1,300 megawatts.
"It has helped resolve electricity shortages in Pakistan, and boosted the country's economy and living standards," the company said.
A subsidiary of CNNC, CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering Corp. Unit 5 of the plant will be built by
By Huseyin Erdogan