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  • Nuclear Power: A Viable Option For Electricity Generation



  • K-2 NPP Inauguration

    K-2 NPP Inauguration

    Prime Minister of Pakistan inaugurated the commericial operation of K-2 Nuclear Power Plant on May 21, 2021


  • Nuclear Power Plant K-2 & K-3

    Karachi Nuclear Power Project Unit-2 (K-2) & Unit-3 (K-3)

    In the vicinity of KANUPP, two nuclear power plant (KNPP-2 & KNPP-3), 1100 MW each, are in the commissioning phase. The construction work of K-2 was initiated in August, 2015 and of K-3 in May, 2016. K-2 reactor has achieved criticality and its first grid connection is expected on 23 March 2021. In the same way, K-3 commercial operation is expected by mid of 2022. The plants are based on Chinese ACP1000 design, a Generation-III version of the PWR technology, having advanced passive safety features.


  • Nuclear Power Plant C-3 & C-4

    Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station (CNPGS)

    CNPGS hosts four nuclear power plants. These plants are based on Chinese Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) technology. CNPGS Unit 1 (C-1) and Unit-2 (C-2) have a gross capacity of 325 MW each. C-1 started operation in 2000, while C-2 in 2011. CNPGS Unit 3 (C-3) and Unit-4 (C-4) both with gross capacity of 340 MW each started commercial operation in 2016 & 2017, respectively. All four nuclear plants at Chashma are under IAEA safeguards.



  • Nuclear Power Plant C-1 & C-2

    Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) Unit 1

    Pakistan’s first nuclear power plant, 137 MW KANUPP, was constructed in the outskirt of Karachi and achieved its first criticality on August 01, 1971. After almost 50-years of operation, permanent shutdown of the plant for decommissioning is expected by August, 2021



K-2/K-3 Ground Breaking Ceremony

Chashma Unit-4 Dome Placement Ceremony

Power Sector - Pictorial History

Power Sector of PAEC