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KANUPPKarachi Nuclear Power Project (Canadian-built CANDU reactor in Pakistan)
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KANUPP and CHASNUPP are the only operating nuclear power plants with combined insatlled capacity of 462 MW.
31 According to sources, Canadian Government demanded , "to extend its safeguard to entire Pakistani nuclear program, and additionally if in future Canadian cooperation terminated under the bilateral agreement, Pakistan would, bound to continue these agreements until KANUPP was in operation".
KANUPP is Pakistan's oldest nuclear power plant, operated by the state-run
Currently, Pakistan's four nuclear power plants - KANUPP, C-1, C-2 and C-3 - are generating a total of 1,030MW of power, which will be enhanced with the inauguration of the C-4 Chashma plant.
At KANUPP a 4800 m3/day MED desalination plant was commissioned in 2012, though in 2014 it was reported as 1600 m3/day.
Pakistan has consistently and flawlessly observed its obligations in relation to items and materials transferred to it and voluntarily adopted IAEA safeguards on KANUPP despite the termination of its bilateral agreement with the supplier.
KANUPP is part of Karachi Nuclear Power Complex (KNPC) and is kept and processed by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission believes KANUPP achieved the record of safe operation and excellent performance due to indigenisation efforts of PAEC and KANUPP scientists and engineers.
The leakage at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, commonly known as KANUPP, began around midnight on Tuesday during a routine shut-down for minor repair of a heavy-water channel.
A seven-hour emergency was imposed at KANUPP following leakage of heavy water from a feeder pipe of the reactor on Tuesday night.
But KANUPP spokesman Tariq Rasheed said the power plant would remain shut for two weeks, depriving the KESC of 80MW.
Nuclear (civil) energy: KANUPP was established with the help of the Canadian government in the 1960's, but due to the changed geopolitical realities, expansion of Pakistan's nuclear energy base for civilian uses seems unlikely.