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Karachi 3 passes acceptance tests

Karachi 3 passes acceptance tests

Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan passed acceptance tests on 18 April, marking the Chinese-supplied Hualong One reactor's entry into commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

New Nuclear 19 April 2022


World's fourth Hualong One unit attains full power

World's fourth Hualong One unit attains full power

Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan - a Chinese-supplied Hualong One reactor - reached 100% capacity for the first time on 31 March. The 1100 MWe pressurised water reactor is currently undergoing power ascension testing prior to entering commercial operation.

New Nuclear 04 April 2022


Karachi 3 begins supplying electricity

Karachi 3 begins supplying electricity

Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming the fourth Hualong One reactor in the world - and the second outside China - to reach that milestone.

New Nuclear 07 March 2022


Second overseas Hualong One starts up

Second overseas Hualong One starts up

Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has reached first criticality, becoming the fourth Hualong One reactor in the world - and the second outside China - to reach that milestone.

New Nuclear 23 February 2022


Hot functional tests completed at Karachi 3

Hot functional tests completed at Karachi 3

Hot functional testing of Karachi 3 in Pakistan was completed ahead of schedule on 4 November, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. This means the second overseas Hualong One unit has entered the "fuel loading stage", the company said.

New Nuclear 11 November 2021


Karachi unit 2 inaugurated by Pakistan PM

Karachi unit 2 inaugurated by Pakistan PM

The environmental and economic benefits from Pakistan's Karachi nuclear power plant will be "huge" in a country that is particularly vulnerable to climate change, Prime Minister Imran Khan said today as he formally inaugurated the first of two Hualong One units at the site.

New Nuclear 21 May 2021


Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold functional tests were completed yesterday at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. Units 2 and 3 at the site are China's first exports of the Hualong One reactor design, promoted on the international market as the HPR1000. Karachi 2 was synchronised with the electricity grid last month.

New Nuclear 21 April 2021


Grid connection for Pakistani Hualong One unit

Grid connection for Pakistani Hualong One unit

Unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan was synchronised with the electricity grid yesterday. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor - the first of two to be constructed at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of this year. Karachi 2 and 3 are the first exports of China's Hualong One design, promoted on the international market as the HPR1000.

New Nuclear 19 March 2021


Fuel loading under way at first Pakistani Hualong One

Fuel loading under way at first Pakistani Hualong One

The process of loading a total of 177 fuel assemblies into the core of the Karachi 2 reactor in Pakistan began on 28 November, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor is scheduled for commercial operation next year.

New Nuclear 02 December 2020


Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

A ceremony has been held to mark the final official acceptance of unit 4 at the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan's Punjab province. Constructed by China National Nuclear Corporation, the unit is China's fourth overseas nuclear power unit.

New Nuclear 28 September 2020