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Our Work

We have significant experience in the field of uranic stewardship, management and storage, as demonstrated by examples of our long term projects below.

Legacy Cylinder Facility

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship is building a new process plant, the Legacy Cylinder Facility (LCF), to manage uranium hexafluoride (UF6) tails.

The LCF will carry out the transfer of nuclear materials from their current legacy cylinders into suitable, up to date vessels. The UF6 will be filtered to remove impurities and the legacy cylinders will be fully cleaned and readied for disposal.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

In 2012, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship signed a long term contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to provide responsible management of uranic materials and carry out remediation work on its behalf. Under this contract, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship manages 95% of the NDA's uranic inventory. We also provide a broader decommissioning and remediation works package for redundant facilities, ensuring the most efficient use of space.

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Ministry of Defence

Following a thorough site selection process conducted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Urenco Nuclear Stewardship has been selected as the MOD’s preferred site for a new interim storage project.

The project will involve managing the interim storage of steel reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) from 27 defuelled nuclear submarines after they have left the Royal Navy’s service.

Being selected by the MOD for this important work reflects Urenco Nuclear Stewardship’s proven capability in the responsible management of the UK’s nuclear legacy.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship will now work with the MOD to agree the final details for an interim storage and management solution. The preferred option is for an existing Urenco Nuclear Stewardship facility to be used for the interim storage of the RPVs at Urenco’s Capenhurst site. Transportation of the RPVs to the site will start in the early 2020s and is likely to consist of one delivery each year.

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