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U-Battery hosts USNIC during UK Mission on SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing

26 October 2016

From 24 – 28 October, 15 members of the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) visited the UK as part of a mission trip focusing on SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing.

On the first night, Urenco and U-Battery hosted an evening reception and dinner at The Travellers Club in London for the delegates. Key contributors to the UK nuclear energy industry also attended and it was a valuable opportunity for US and UK guests to discuss new nuclear energy issues relevant to SMRs, advanced reactors and manufacturing.

On 25 October, delegates attended a tour of four major UK manufacturing and technological sites including Urenco Capenhurst. The visitors experienced a tour of the enrichment facility and attended a briefing on U-Battery and Advanced Reactor Fuel discussion.

This year’s trip built on the 2015 Joint USNIC-UK Trade & Investment Mission, on Gen 3+ deployment, which focused on the UK’s ongoing implementation of £250 million investment in nuclear R&D programmes over five years.

Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery and Urenco, comments:

“This mission trip was an ideal opportunity for all delegates to learn more about the UK’s commitment to SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing and identify areas for joint opportunities.”


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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