URENCO’s site in the Netherlands is located in Almelo, a town in the East of the country. As with all URENCO’s sites the operational process utilises state-of-the art technology, based on the centrifuge method: the most clean and energy-efficient way to enrich uranium. ISO 27001:2005 certification for Information Security was achieved at Almelo.
At our site in Almelo, we also use the centrifuge to separate other isotopes than uranium. Our Stable Isotopes department separates various isotopes for medical and industrial applications.
The Almelo site was founded in 1970. The site now employs around 260 people. Two enrichment plants, SP4 and SP5, are in operation. Former plants SP1, SP2 and SP3 were fully decommissioned and brought back to green field sites. The newest plant SP5 began operation in 2000 and houses over 80% of total site capacity.
Capacity stood at 5,000 tSW/a at 31 December 2011. URENCO Nederland has ISO 27001:2005 certification for Information Security.