24 March 2023
With the installation of 7452 solar panels on the roof of a cylinder storage facility at Urenco Nederland, we are driving forward our net zero strategy. The installation covers 60,000m2 and the first panels are now connected to the grid in Almelo, the Netherlands.
Another 1400 panels will be installed in the Urenco Nederland car park this summer. All these panels will generate more than 3MWH of electricity - at peak times the solar power generated will equal 15% of Urenco’s energy consumption in the Netherlands.
The solar panel project signifies a major milestone in our net zero journey, and more is in the pipeline. Urenco Nederland is currently investigating whether residual heat produced from our operations can be used for an internal and external heating network, which would also contribute to a reduction in our carbon emissions.
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.