PM inaugurates 340 MW C-4 nuclear power plant at Chashma

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APP25-08 CHASHMA: September 08 - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi offering dua after inaugurating C-4 power plant. APP

CHASHMA,(Mianwali) 8 Sept (APP): Prime Minister Shahid
Khaqan Abbasi Friday inaugurated Pakistan’s fifth nuclear power
plant C-4 here with a capacity of generating 340MW of power.
The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is pursuing
its vision of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and
achieved another milestone with the operation of Chashma
Nuclear Power Plant Unit-4 (C-4).
The plant would be operational on trial basis and would
pass through various functional and safety related tests at
full power.
China Zhongyuan Engineering Company (CZEC) and PAEC
personnel performed the commissioning and initial start-up
of the plant to full power after which acceptance tests
were performed.
With tremendous efforts of PAEC and Chinese friends, the
C-4 would become operational and connected to the country’s
power grid.
The Chashma nuclear power projects units, C-1, C-2 and
C-3 have been successfully contributing to the national grid
with an excellent performance since 2000, 2011 and 2016
respectively.
The three nuclear power plants of Chinese origin are the
best performing power stations in the country, supplying over
950 MW to the national grid with availability factors of around
99 percent.
Currently, country’s four nuclear power plants KANUPP,
C-1, C-2 and C-3 are operational and generating a total of
1,030 MW of power whereas with the inauguration of C-4 Chashma
plant, the power supply would be further enhanced.
Two large sized nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3 are
under construction near Karachi and are scheduled to be
operational in 2020 and 2021 respectively, adding another
2,200 MW to the national grid.