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New UNL office building aims for outstanding BREEAM score

06 June 2017

A new office building for Logistics, Materials Handling & Administration will be built at Urenco's Dutch uranium enrichment plant in Almelo. To keep the environmental impact as low as possible, Urenco has chosen to build this office according to the highest sustainability standards, as laid down in BREEAM.

BREEAM is short for ‘Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method’, and is a UK measuring system that is steadily gaining popularity in the Netherlands. BREEAM has five levels, the highest of which is Outstanding (5 stars). To date, Urenco Nederland received an “Outstanding” score on the design certificate of the new building. This is a great achievement and the first step towards receiving an Outstanding score for the actual building when completed.

At present, only a handful of buildings in the Netherlands have scored “Outstanding”.


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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