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Minister Zahawi visits Urenco UK

26 February 2020

Urenco welcomed the Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, to its UK enrichment facility, located in Capenhurst, to discuss sustainable energy generation and future nuclear technologies.

The visit, on 13 February, included a tour of one of Capenhurst’s three enrichment plants and was part of a day of engagements for the Minister across the region.

Boris Schucht, Urenco’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We were delighted to host Minister Zahawi. We discussed Urenco’s plans for future investment, including support for advanced nuclear technologies, and the pivotal role we play in the Northern Powerhouse and realising a Net Zero carbon economy.

The Minister confirmed the continuing importance of cost-competitive nuclear power to the UK energy mix, stating the contribution it could make to a sustainable future clean energy system. He also voiced the strategic importance of Urenco and the key role critical infrastructure such as ours has in driving UK exports from the North West of England.”

Pictured, from left to right: Lynton Simmonds, Managing Director Urenco UK; Chris White, Director Goverment Affairs, Urenco; Steve Threlfall; General Manager U-Battery; Laurent Odeh, Chief Commercial Officer, Urenco; Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry; Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer, Urenco

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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