China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) is in discussions to build a 1-gigawatt scale nuclear power plant in Pakistan, after having built two there and signed agreements for two other smaller ones, a CNNC executive said on Monday.
“After the successful, safe operation of the first 300- megawatt reactor in Chashma…the second reactor is now under testing and is expected to start formal operations by the end of this year,” said Qiu Jiangang, vice president of CNNC.
Qiu said the two countries have signed contracts to build the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors of similar size.
Qiu made the remarks at a ceremony in Beijing. China’s other leading nuclear power firm, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp, is launching commercial operations for a new 1-GW nuclear reactor in southern Guangdong province.