Chashma nuclear power units to begin operations by 2017

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The Chashma 3 and 4 nuclear power units will connect to the Pakistan power grid in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, the 660 MW project is a few months ahead of schedule. The reactors are being built and operated by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission with support from China. The units are expected to cost around Rs 190 billion ($1.8 billion) and will be funded by a Rs 136 billion ($1.3 billion) loan from China, the article said.

The 300 MW Chashma Nuclear Power Plant I began operations in 2000, while the 300 MW Chashma II unit started commercial operations in 2011. Both are pressurized water reactors.

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