About URENCO

What we do

URENCO operates in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which ends with the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world. The supply chain itself can be subdivided into four key processes: mining; conversion; enrichment; and fabrication. URENCO uses leading centrifuge technology to provide the uranium enrichment services our customers need to generate low carbon nuclear energy.

Our core aims

URENCO’s principal activity is the provision of a service to enrich uranium to provide fuel for nuclear power utilities. Its enrichment service is mostly provided on a toll basis using customers’ uranium.

Customer requirements

URENCO fulfils its customers requirements through its four operational enrichment plants in the UK (URENCO UK), Germany (URENCO Deutschland), the Netherlands (URENCO Nederland) and the US (URENCO USA).

Responsible nuclear stewardship

We also have subsidiaries dedicated to overseeing our work in the field of uranium stewardship. These include URENCO ChemPlants, which is responsible for the construction of the Tails Management Facility in the UK, and URENCO Nuclear Stewarship, which provides responsible materials management for the nuclear industry.

URENCO & ETC

URENCO also owns a 50% interest in Enrichment Technology Company Limited (ETC), a joint venture company jointly owned with Orano (previously Areva). ETC provides enrichment plant design services and gas centrifuge technology for enrichment plants through its subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the US.

Medical & industrial purposes

URENCO also utilises its centrifuge technology for medical and industrial purposes through its research unit Stable Isotopes.

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