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  • Representatives from the US Department of Energy and the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

US/UK Civil Nuclear Action Plan signed

19 September 2018

The US and UK governments have signed a civil Nuclear Energy Research and Development Action Plan.

On 13 September 2018, representatives from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) met at the British Embassy in Washington, DC to sign the Action Plan, during a US-UK nuclear roundtable discussion.

The aim of the action plan is ensure nuclear energy’s contribution to both countries’ strategic energy resources, low carbon emissions targets, nonproliferation goals and nuclear energy safety.

Melissa Mann Executive Director, Strategic and Government Affairs, attended the roundtable discussion and signing ceremony on behalf of Urenco and said:

"The action plan demonstrates further international collaboration and cooperation between the US and UK Governments in respect to the nuclear industry.”

The action plan calls for working groups on the following areas: radioisotopes for use in space technologies; nuclear reactor technologies; advanced fuels; fuel cycle technologies; advanced modelling and simulation and enabling technologies.

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with its head office based close to London, UK. With plants in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA, it operates in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which enables the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world.

Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for power generation within a framework of high environmental, social and corporate responsibility standards.

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