The center is the first large-sized nuclear facility exported by China with a turnkey mode. Phase-I includes a heavy water reactor and other associated facility, Phase-II consists of nine hot cells for post-irradiation examination on fuel elements and material. The reactor nominal capacity is 15MW and the thermal neutron flux rate is 2.4x1014n/cm2.s. It could be used for basic and application research, and also used for radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals production, silicon doping, fuel element and material radiation test, neutron activation analysis, cold neutron research, nuclear instrument scale, etc. Some key techniques were transferred to Algeria and local human resource was developed for reactor operation and maintenance and research work. The project was awarded the first Prize of National Science and Technology Progress, and was credited as a successful example of “south-south cooperation”.
Pakistan Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit-1/2/3/4 witness CZEC’s rich experience of EPC and World-Class management. C1, the first nuclear power plant exported by China and a milestone of China’s nuclear power going abroad, was praised as an “excellent model” by the Pakistani government. C2, another model of Sino-Pakistan cooperation in science and technology, its provisional acceptance was 111 days ahead of schedule. At the moment, C3 and C4 are also going well; the project progress, safety, quality and cost are well controlled.
The Karachi nuclear power plant is currently the largest nuclear power project in Pakistan. Karachi Unit 2 is the world's second HPR1000 demonstration project following Fuqing Unit 5, also the first exportation of HPR1000.On August 20, 2015, K2 made its official commencement of construction. At present, the plant has been in comprehensive construction.