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  • Photo shows Waste Management Facility at Urenco's Capenhurst site, UK.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship progress to next phase of the Waste Management Facility Expansion

07 March 2023

The next step to develop Urenco Nuclear Stewardship’s metals recycling programme offer has been given the green light by Urenco.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship is progressing its plan to site a Waste Metals Facility (WMF) at its base in Capenhurst, Cheshire on Urenco’s nuclear licensed site. This will build on its capacity and capability to manage metal waste product and residues as it delivers its internal programme to refurbish and renew plant across the company. It will also provide the nuclear stewardship and waste management business with an opportunity to build its facility and offer its extensive waste management expertise to its commercial partners both in the UK and Europe. Some services which form part of the programme are only available overseas.

James MacLeod, General Manager for Global Metal Treatment, said: “This is a crucial step in Urenco’s long-term journey in expansion of our global capability to responsibly manage metallic waste across all Urenco sites. The expanded WMF will also facilitate collaboration with wider waste management and decommissioning efforts and create a strategic asset for the UK.”

Jason Gradie, Managing Director for Urenco Nuclear Stewardship added: “We are already providing waste treatment services under the Waste Nuclear Services -  Metallic Waste Treatment Services Framework and the expansion of our metallic treatment capability strengthens our service offering of integrated waste management solutions.”

Work has now begun on further design activities, safety case development, preliminary waste acceptance criteria and procurement of long-lead items.



For further information, please contact Kathryn Devey, Communications Manager on +44 (0) 7776 161770

Note to Editors

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship has a leading role in providing responsible stewardship of nuclear materials through waste management, long term storage and decommissioning services. The Urenco Nuclear Stewardship workforce has demonstrable experience of providing end-of-lifecycle management solutions for the nuclear industry, developed through many years of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear legacies on the Capenhurst Nuclear Licensed Site, and through the ongoing operational waste management for our sister companies, Urenco UK and Urenco ChemPlants.


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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