Transport of key equipment to Karachi project completed

Updated: 2019-12-23

The transportation of high-voltage modules for the No 3 unit for Pakistan's nuclear K2 and K3 projects was recently completed, when the truck carrying the units arrived at project site in Karachi, officials said.

It took 1,283 days to transport the heavy equipment, to be used in Karachi in the first overseas reactor of China's homegrown third-generation nuclear reactor technology -- the Hualong One, also known as HPR 1000.

The K2 and K3 projects are government cooperation projects between China and Pakistan.

They are also seen as a key for China to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Belt and Road initiative.

Officials said they are also seen as flagship projects for China's nuclear industry to move into international markets.

Officials added that the nuclear project is being hailed as Pakistan's important source of power supplies.

They said that as China’s first project to export a 1 million-kilowatt nuclear power plant, the project has met many challenges.

China Zhong Yuan Engineering Corporation, which is responsible for the project, took great care on the logistics work -- including package management, export declarations and land transportation overseas.

Officials said that through the efforts made by the unit of China National Nuclear Corporation, the management process has been improved, together with the quality and cost.


A truck carries equipment for nuclear power plant arrives at project site in Karachi, Pakistan. [Photo/CNNC]