(Yicai Global) Nov. 22 -- China and Pakistan signed a new deal for the construction of a nuclear power plant unit project. Under the deal, both countries will cooperate on Pakistan's Chashma nuclear power plant's unit-5, also called C-5 project, which is based in the eastern province of Punjab bordering India.
The chairman of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Wang Shoujun, and the president of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Muhammad Naeem, signed the contract yesterday, CNNC announced on its official WeChat account.
CNNC will build 1 megawatt nuclear power unit with China's home-grown third-generation Hualong One technology in Chashma, also referred to as Chasnupp. This is the third Hualong One nuclear power unit to "go global " successfully, as well as the seventh nuclear power unit exported from China to Pakistan. Chashma's unit-4 has successfully been connected to the grid late June. The Chinese-supplied unit 1 is in commercial operation since 2000, while unit 2 is in commercial operation since 2011.
Up to now, the total installed capacity of nuclear power projects jointly built by CNNC and PAEC has reached 4.63 million kilowatts, with four nuclear power units already built successfully with an operating capacity of more than 1.3 million kilowatts.
Hualong One is a landmark project for implementing "Made in China 2025." It is also the main nuclear power generator model for pushing forward China's "go global" strategy. At present, the construction of CNNC 's 4 Hualong One nuclear power units is successfully under way both at home and abroad.