Our facility is located in Gronau, Germany.
We began operations in 1985.
Our current production capacity is 3,700 tSW/a.
The facility’s Managing Director is Dr Jörg Harren.
We employ more than 300 people.
Urenco Deutschland is Urenco’s German enrichment facility. It is located close to the Dutch/German border in North Rhine Westphalia, around 40km from our Dutch enrichment facility, Urenco Nederland.
At our facility, we enrich uranium for low carbon power generation using centrifuge technology designed and deployed by Urenco. Like all our enrichment facilities, we operate within a framework of high environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance standards.
Sustainability is at the very heart of who we are and what we do. Nuclear power plays an important role in meeting the world’s low carbon energy demands and its production requires processes that are efficient, safe and cost effective.
Urenco Deutschland's environmental statements are available here.
The first enrichment plant at Urenco Deutschland began operations in August 1985. By the beginning of 1998, the plant reached its original capacity of 1,000 tSW/a. In February 2005, a licence for a second enrichment plant was granted, allowing for our current production capacity.
We have a long history of supporting our local communities. We regularly offer both practical and financial support, which includes a programme of employee volunteering. We are particularly proud of our annual Safety Day. Every year, we invite employees, their families and members of the community, including local companies, to spend a day focused on safety. We organise interactive activities and games to highlight the importance of safety at work, home and whilst travelling.
Do you want to learn more about who we are and what we do at Urenco Deutschland?
We are pleased to welcome visitor groups (5-20 people per group) to our Technology Centre in Gronau.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to organise your visit.
You can also find out more about our enrichment facilities via our virtual tour.
In 2020, a new Technology and Development fucntion was created to bundle our technology capacities and business development activities across the organisation, as well as decomissioning, reuse and disposal of assets requirements. The establishment of this function is an important part of our refreshed strategy. Primarily based at the Urenco Technology Centre in Gronau, UTD consist of a multi-disciplinary group of employees of different nationalities. Parts of the function are also based at our other sites - for example, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship in the UK.