PM Nawaz Sharif performs ground breaking of country’s largest civil nuclear power project

Nov 27, 2013

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the ground breaking of country’s largest civil nuclear power plant designed to generate 2200 MW of electricity. The setting up of the plant is part of a string of projects aimed at overcoming the power shortage, which include wind energy generation of 2500 MW, CASA project of 1000 MW by 2017 and Tarbella-V extension project by 2017.
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The government has already initiated work on the Pakistan Power Park at Gaddani in Balochistan, having 10 coal-based power projects of 660 MW each, besides plans to import LNG that will help reduce gas load-shedding from next year. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif termed the ground breaking of the Coastal Power Project K-2 and K-3 “a proud moment in the energy history of Pakistan” and said it was one of the first steps towards the goal of a “load-shedding free” Pakistan.

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The first unit of 425-525 MW Nandipur Power Project would start generation in May 2014. According to Managing Director Nandipur Power Project Muhammad Mehmood the project would take 16 months for completion and it would fully be operational by December next year.
Photo: The first unit of 425-525 MW Nandipur Power Project would start generation in May 2014. According to Managing Director Nandipur Power Project Muhammad Mehmood the project would take 16 months for completion and it would fully be operational by December next year.

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid foundation stone of 2117 megawatt civil nuclear project being built with Chinese cooperation and is likely to start power generation by 2019.The prime minister announced on that Pakistan in the future would build six civil-nuclear plants. Addressing the ceremony of the Coastal Power Project K-II and K-III, he said the Atomic Energy Commission had identified six areas where future civil-nuclear energy power plants would be located.According to the prime minister, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW from nuclear plants till 2050. He added that initiating power projects to overcome the shortage was the top priority of the government.
Photo: KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid foundation stone of 2117 megawatt civil nuclear project being built with Chinese cooperation and is likely to start power generation by 2019.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>The prime minister announced on that Pakistan in the future would build six civil-nuclear plants. Addressing the ceremony of the Coastal Power Project K-II and K-III, he said the Atomic Energy Commission had identified six areas where future civil-nuclear energy power plants would be located.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>According to the prime minister, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW from nuclear plants till 2050. He added that initiating power projects to overcome the shortage was the top priority of the government.
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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2117 megawatt civil nuclear power project).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2117 megawatt civil nuclear power project).
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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2117 megawatt civil nuclear power project).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2117 megawatt civil nuclear power project).

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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif offering dua after unveiling the plaque, marking the groundbreaking for the construction of Karachi Power Project (2×1100 MW).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif offering dua after unveiling the plaque, marking the groundbreaking for the construction of Karachi Power Project (2x1100 MW).

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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif unveiling the plaque marking the groundbreaking for construction of Karachi Power Project (2×1100 MW).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif unveiling the plaque marking the groundbreaking for construction of Karachi Power Project (2x1100 MW).

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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being presented a memento by the Chairman of Chinese Atomic Energy Commission at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2×1100 MW).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being presented a memento by the Chairman of Chinese Atomic Energy Commission at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Coastal Power Project (2x1100 MW).

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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being briefed by the officials of Chinese Atomic Energy Commission regarding the construction of Karachi Power Project (2×1100 MW).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being briefed by the officials of Chinese Atomic Energy Commission regarding the construction of Karachi Power Project (2x1100 MW).

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KARACHI: November 26 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being briefed by Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission at the site of Karachi Power Project (2×1100 MW).
Photo: KARACHI: November 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being briefed by Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission at the site of Karachi Power Project (2x1100 MW).