22 September 2021
Today, Urenco has joined the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a dozen leading nuclear industry companies in founding the Group of Vienna. The Group’s mission is to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of nuclear technologies to meeting environmental, social, and economic goals and to improve the health and well-being of people.
Through annual roundtable meetings, the Group of Vienna will provide a platform for dialogue on how the nuclear industry can address some of the world’s biggest problems. Climate change, food security, cancer treatment, water management and plastic pollution are just a few of the challenges that can be supported by nuclear techniques.
Boris Schucht, Urenco’s CEO, said: “Nuclear power and technologies play an important role in tackling climate change and solving other problems within society such as treating serious illnesses; helping to achieve a safer and healthier world.
“Nuclear is a significant source of clean energy, providing one third of all low carbon electricity. It perfectly complements the energy generated from renewables. Nuclear can also play a significant role in the production of hydrogen. These three technologies are the future of energy provision and together they are the solution for a Net Zero world. In addition, due to its versatility, nuclear can be used for other applications, including medical, providing cost-efficient solutions that change lives.
“We are proud to be a member of the Group of Vienna and to continue to advocate for nuclear power and the valuable role it plays in a greener, healthier, more sustainable global future.”
Read the Joint Statement of the Group of Vienna
Read the IAEA press release
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.