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Minister for Climate and Energy visits our Netherlands site

15 June 2022

Minister for Climate and Energy Rob Jetten visited Urenco Nederland (UNL) in Almelo on Monday afternoon, June 13.

The Minister joined UNL Managing Director Ad Louter on a guided tour of the Urenco uranium enrichment plant. Urenco's enriched uranium is used by nuclear power plants all over the world to generate low-carbon energy.

Next, Mr Jetten visited the recycling centre, where process components are overhauled and cleaned for reuse. During the tour, Ad Louter updated the minister on recent market developments. 

Later on, the Minister spoke to directors of companies that are part of the industry association Nuclear Netherlands. This concerned the nuclear knowledge infrastructure and the objective in the Coalition Agreement to build two new nuclear power stations in the Netherlands.

Dutch translation:

Minister voor Klimaat en Energie Rob Jetten bracht gistermiddag een bezoek aan Urenco Nederland in Almelo. De minister kreeg een rondleiding door de uraniumverrijkingsfabriek van Urenco en bezocht het Recycling Centre, waar procesonderdelen worden gereviseerd en schoongemaakt voor hergebruik. Met het licht verrijkte uranium van Urenco wekken kerncentrales over de hele wereld CO2-arme energie op. Ad Louter praatte de minister bij over recente marktontwikkelingen. 

Na de rondleiding sprak de minister met directies van de bedrijven die zijn verenigd in Nucleair Nederland over de nucleaire kennisinfrastructuur en de doelstellingen uit het Regeerakkoord om in Nederland twee nieuwe kerncentrales te bouwen.


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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