The fuel loading at 1100-megawatt power project of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP)-2 has started, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has announced
A spokesman for the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said that the atomic power project constructed near Karachi sea was loaded with fuel after approval from Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA).
Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Muhammad Naeem the Chairman PAEC, member power committee of the PAEC and top officials of China was also present on the occasion.
The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) spokesman said that the KANUPP-2 is a pressurized water reactor, based on China’s HPR-1 technology of the 3rd generation atomic power plant.
The spokesman of PAEC further added that it is equipped with automatic protection systems. “Its construction began in August 2015 and after an operational examination, it will begin producing power from April 2021,”
A similar nuclear power plant in Karachi, known as KANUPP-3 would initiate producing electricity at the end of 2021.
He also said that the plants are in the final stages of completion, despite coronavirus pandemic.
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