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[cdn-nucl-l] Pakistan to set up two more nuclear power plants
Posted on Yahoo News on July 12, 2002 and at:
Pak to set up two more nuclear power plants
KARACHI, July 12 (PTI) In an effort to augment its nuclear power
capacity, Pakistan is set to add two more units to its existing nuclear
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is working on a plan to set up
one unit each at its nuclear power plants at Karachi and Mianwali in
Punjab, Commission's chairman Pervez Butt said yesterday.
"In order to keep up with the global trend of using nuclear power and to
increase the country's power generating capacity, the PAEC is working on
a plan to establish a second unit at site of Chashma Nuclear Power Plan
(CHASNUPP) in Mianwali and another at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plan,
(KANUPP) site, which would be called K2," he said at the 7th convocation
of KANUPP Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (KINPOE).
Compared to the 16 per cent share of nuclear power in the global power
generation, he said Pakistan's nuclear plants accounted for three per
cent of the power production in the country.
He said KANUPP was nearing the end of its design life, but there were
plans to extend its by 12 to 15 years.
He said the PAEC wanted to build a plant bigger than the combined
capacity of KANUPP and CHASNUPP soon.