Pak to set up two more nuclear power plants

The Times of India
July 12, 2002

KARACHI — In an effort to augment its nuclear power capacity, Pakistan is set to add two more units to its existing nuclear power plants.

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is working on a plan to set up one unit each at its nuclear power plants at Karachi and Mianwali in Punjab, commission’s chairman Pervez Butt said on Thursday.

“In order to keep up with the global trend of using nuclear power and to increase the country’s power generating capacity, the PAEC is working on a plan to establish a second unit at site of Chashma Nuclear Power Plan (CHASNUPP) in Mianwali and another at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plan, (KANUPP) site, which would be called K2,” he said at the 7th convocation of the KANUPP Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (KINPOE).

Compared to the 16 per cent share of nuclear power in the global power generation, he said Pakistan’s nuclear plants accounted for three per cent of the power production in the country.

He said KANUPP was nearing the end of its design life, but there were plans to extend its by 12 to 15 years.

He said the PAEC wanted to build a plant bigger than the combined capacity of KANUPP and CHASNUPP soon.


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