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BEIJING: May 20 marked a big milestone for the Chinese nuclear power industry in general and China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) in particular, when homegrown Hualong One technology completed the first ever 100 hours of continuous use.

The milestone was reached at the K2 unit of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan, the first overseas entity to use China’s third-generation nuclear reactor technology for electricity generation. CNNC is the operator of the K2 unit.

The event signifies the commercial potential of the technology and will make it more competitive on the global stage, said experts.

Another reactor K3, which is under construction, will enter hot functional tests from August and be put into commercial operation in 2022.

Each unit is expected to generate about 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. This should meet the demand of 4 million households, and would be equivalent of reductions in standard coal use by 3.12 million tonnes and carbon dioxide emissions by 8.16 million tonnes annually, CNNC said.

The success in construction and operation of the nuclear reactors in Pakistan will make the Hualong One technology better received in the global market, especially in countries and regions participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, it said. — China Daily/ANN

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