The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated the Karachi Nuclear Power Complex’s KANUPP-2 Nuclear Power Plant with a capacity of 1.1 Giga Watts. The plant is powered by a Generation III+ HPR-1000 three-loop pressurized water nuclear reactor.
In 2015, the Government of Pakistan signed an energy agreement to construct two indigenously built nuclear reactor units at a cost of $9.5 Billion with a gross electrical output of 2.2 GWe. KANUPP-3 is slated to become operational in 2022. Both reactor units will have a design life of 60 years and account for approximately 10% of the country’s total generation capacity.
The prime minister emphasised that clean energy was very important for the country. Pakistan was among the most vulnerable countries because of climate change, he said, adding that reversal of its fallout was vital to save coming generations.