From 2 June 2008, URENCO’s Capenhurst site changed its registered name from URENCO (Capenhurst) Limited (UCL) to URENCO UK Limited (UUK).


URENCO UK Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of URENCO Limited in 1993 following a restructuring of the URENCO Group. Since then, the site has established itself as a highly successful operation, expanding its production capacity to 4,700 tSW/a by the end of 31 December 2017.
Located in Capenhurst, near Chester in the north west of England, the site operates three plants producing enriched uranium to enable nuclear power stations around the world to generate electricity.

The site provides the local community with long-term employment in a technical environment, as well as opportunities for young people to pursue engineering and scientific careers.

The largest of Capenhurst's three plants, E23, houses more than 80% of the site’s enrichment capacity.

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