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A backgrounder

Nuclear Threat Initiative

OTHER NAME: Chashma Nuclear Power Plant-2

LOCATION: Kundian, NW region of Punjab Province; Approximately 200km SW of Islamabad

SUBORDINATE TO: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)

SIZE: 300MWe net

FACILITY STATUS: Under Construction

Once completed, CHASNUPP-2 will be a 300MWe net two-loop pressurized water reactor (PWR) utilizing low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel.

In May 2004, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) contracted with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) to build CHASNUPP-2, adjacent to CHASNUPP-1. Modeled after the CHASNUPP-1 design, construction began between late 2005 and early 2006, and the reactor is expected to enter commercial operation in mid- to late 2011. As with CHASNUPP-1, China is expected to supply the reactor's LEU fuel.

As a component of Pakistan's civilian nuclear program, the reactor will add to Pakistan's "plan to produce 8,800MW of nuclear power by 2030." The construction of CHASNUPP-2 has taken place under IAEA safeguards, and the IAEA will continue to monitor the reactor facility, the LEU supplied by China, and all spent fuel.

See also

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission

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