With an operation period of 20 years, the project is jointly funded by CGNPC Uranium Resources and Kazakhstan's national atomic company Kazatomprom.
The project officially started in December 2016. It is designed to produce 200 tons of uranium nuclear fuel components annually, which are used for generating thermal power inside a nuclear reactor.
The fuel assemblies can satisfy the need of 8 million kilowatt nuclear power units.
The Chinese and Kazakh sides have also carried out cooperation in uranium resource extraction, trade and nuclear fuel core processing.
Kazatomprom is one of the world's largest producers of uranium, with its attributable production accounting for 23 percent of the total global primary uranium production in 2020.