CNNC’s third nuclear power plant joins grid in Pakistan

(cnnc.org.cn) | Updated: 2016-10-18
2016-10-18 (cnnc.org.cn)


On Oct 15, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) began operating the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unite-3 (C-3), their third exported nuclear power plant, to be connected to Pakistan’s national power grid.

Under the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the project has deepened the “all-weather” strategic partnerships between China and Pakistan, and witnessed mutual friendship and sentiment from both sides. 

Li Xiaoming, assistant to the CNNC president, attended the celebration ceremony and expressed that as a paragon of bilateral cooperation over the last twenty years, the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unite-3 (C-3) will further expand Sino-Pakistan collaboration in multiple fields.

Based upon Sino-Pakistan relations, the CNNC and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission expect to harvest more achievements in the future.

Chashma Nuclear Power Plant is the first "exported" commercial nuclear power plant independently designed and constructed by the CNNC. The other two nuclear power units at Chashma, C-1 and C-2, have been supplying electricity since 2000 and 2011 respectively.