04 July 2018
Urenco and EDF have signed a new enrichment contract to serve EDF’s French reactor fleet.
The high value and long term contract supports the recycling of nuclear fuel by enriching uranium recovered from fuel which has been previously used and reprocessed.
The technical complexities of enriching this material will involve expertise from across Urenco and upgrading our facilities.
Dominic Kieran, Urenco’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“Urenco is proud to be part of EDF’s endeavour to recycle spent nuclear fuel. It is a significant step in further proving the sustainability of nuclear energy and a testimony to Urenco’s technical capabilities.”
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.