The construction of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit 5 in Pakistan marks another milestone in nuclear energy cooperation between China and Pakistan. (Photo/cnnc.com.cn)
The construction of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit 5 in Pakistan marks another milestone in nuclear energy cooperation between China and Pakistan, while further enhancing the influence of China's nuclear power technology worldwide, said its operator China National Nuclear Corporation.
Unit 5 of the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant (C-5) started construction on Friday. This is the third nuclear power unit using Hualong One, China's self-developed third-generation nuclear power technology, that China exported to Pakistan, as well as the seventh nuclear power unit exported from China to Pakistan, it said.
The company has built two nuclear power bases in Pakistan with a total of six nuclear power units, which can provide nearly 30 billion kWh of clean electricity every year, equivalent to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 24.48 million tons per year, it said.
The construction of the C-5 project will further enhance Pakistan's energy security, help promote Pakistan's economic development, and improve the well-being of local people, said the CNNC.
At the ceremony held in Pakistan on Friday, China and Pakistan reached a consensus on enhancing collaboration across the entire industry chain and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results.