Govt to kick off work on 1,100MW nuclear power plant

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    The government has decided to go ahead with work on a 1,100-megawatt nuclear power plant in Karachi with Chinese assistance from the next financial year in an effort to ease energy shortages in the country.

    According to sources, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) will build the power plant named Karachi Coastal Power and costing an estimated $9.5 billion.

    At present, Pakistan has two nuclear power plants – Chashma 1 and 2 – each with a capacity of 320MW and built with Chinese assistance. Work on Chashma 3 and 4 power plants is also under way.
    Officials say of the total cost of Rs950 billion ($9.5 billion) for Karachi Coastal Power, the government is likely to allocate Rs7.5 billion in the budget for the next financial year, beginning July. Apart from this, it is planning to secure Rs65 billion in foreign lending to give a push to the project.

    The government is also in contact with China to purchase two nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 2,000MW, which will be utilised for setting up Karachi Nuclear Power Plant-2 (Kanupp-2) and Kanupp-3 to tackle the energy crisis.

    In case of Kanupp-2 and 3, the Planning Commission had said Chinese company – China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) – may be asked to grant intellectual property rights and suggest steps that could help Pakistan avoid violation of property rights.

    “In case of 1,100MW Karachi Coastal Power, Pakistan will also require intellectual property rights,” an official said.

    China has three state-owned corporations that can own and operate nuclear power plants including CNNC, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Company (CGNPC) and China Power Investment Corporation (CPIC).

    CGNPC operates four nuclear power plants of 3,758MW in China and is also associated with 16 other under-construction projects having capacity of 25,000MW. The company’s main focus has been on three-loop 1,000MW plants.

    In an attempt to increase power generation, Pakistan is turning attention to producing nuclear energy on a relatively bigger scale. According to the Energy Security Action Plan, the share of nuclear power will be increased in electricity production by installing 8,800MW nuclear power plants by 2030.

    Nuclear plants will provide electricity at cheaper rates compared to power produced from thermal sources. At present, the country is experiencing a widening gap between power supply and demand, leading to extensive outages that disrupt life and business and shaves three percentage points off economic growth annually.

    Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2013.


    Govt to kick off work on 1,100MW nuclear power plant – The Express Tribune
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Notice that this is not the part of Kanup series reactor

    Last month deal for Kanup 2 1000mw plant was signed
    this is a new deal for a new series of nuclear reactors

     
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    The news in April that the CNNC had signed an export contract for the ACP-1000 reactor with an unnamed country now appears to be solidifying with Pakistan as the customer - the IAEA appears to have classified the ACP-1000 as a 'third generation reactor':

     
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    More proliferation
     
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    Proliferation of civilian nuclear technology under IAEA safeguards?
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    well this deal is diffrent from the kanup 2...negotiation for kanup 2 are still ON,

    we may see

    2x320mw chashma plant under construction
    1x this 1100mw
    1xkanup II 1000mw
    1xNPFC 1000mw

    except the kanup II.for the rest construction has also begun.while for this latest work will likely begin within few months.

    Beside this pakistan does has the capability of manufacturing a modified Candu design reactor of 300mw capacity on its own
     
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    As the earlier article indicated, this particular project could be the 'Karachi Coastal Power' NPP.

    It will be interesting to see if KANUPP 2 and 3 negotiations are over the ACP-1000 or the ACPR-1000.
     
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    so what is the major difference between ACP 1000 and ACPR 1000?
     
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    Are Pakistani Nuclear power plants under IAEA safeguards?
     
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    great news for Pakistan, so when is Pakistan getting an NSG waiver.
     
  12. Agnostic Muslim

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    Yes they are ...
     
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    No significant difference in terms of output, but the ACPR1000 has additional automation and safety features.
     
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    are we sure that they will be built ?
     
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    The 2013 budget allocated $60 million for the Coastal Power project, and CNNC announced in April 2013 that it had signed its first export contract for the ACP-1000 with an 'unidentified country'.

    Outside of Pakistan I don't see who that 'unidentified country' could be, and the budget allocation appears to confirm that Pakistan and China have signed a contract for at least one 1000MW NPP.
     
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    We know what that means. Chashma!
     
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    What is wrong with Chashma?
     
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    Nothing. Pakis can do no wrong. World called it proliferation under the garb off technicalities like grand fathering and what not
     
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    Proliferation of what? Civilian nuclear technology? Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Chashma ke number theek nahi ha, dhundala nazaar a raha ha:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Then why are you still cribbing about the US-India deal?

    You're getting what you want.

    So enjoy that rather than crying what we sign.
     

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