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China's 4th homegrown reactor goes online in Pakistan

Karachi unit is second overseas built on Hualong One technology

The Karachi plant's new reactor has a capacity to produce 1,100 megawatts of power. (Photo courtesy of China National Nuclear Corp.)

BEIJING -- An advanced nuclear reactor developed by China has started up in Pakistan, making it the second unit of its kind in operation in the country and fourth overall.

The Karachi nuclear power plant, a three-reactor site, installed its second Hualong One reactor and connected the unit to the grid on Friday, according to an announcement by the supplier China National Nuclear Corp., a state-owned enterprise known as CNNC. The reactor will go through a short pilot phase before transitioning to commercial operations.

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