Located in southeastern New Mexico, the URENCO USA facility began operations on June 11, 2010. URENCO USA is the first enrichment facility to be built in the United States in 30 years and the first ever using centrifuge enrichment technology.
URENCO USA’s current capacity is 4,800 tSW/a and it provides one third of the U.S. demand for enrichment service.
2003: License application to build in New Mexico
June 2006: Construct and operate license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
August 2006: Ground-breaking
July 2007: First concrete placement - Central Utilities Building
October 2008: Access to the Centrifuge Assembly Building
September 2009: First centrifuge installed
December 2009 – May 2010: NRC operation readiness review
June 2010: NRC authorised URENCO USA to operate
June 2010: Full enrichment production in the first cascade
March 2012: First delivery from URENCO USA to customer
August 2012: First Project Phase II Enrichment production
December 2012: Phase III approval
June 2013: 37 Cascades in production
April 2014: 47 Cascades in production
February 2015: URENC USA Campus Commons Building completed
June 2016: 58 Cascades in production
March 2017: 63 Cascades in production
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