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Urenco Nuclear Stewardship signs contract with the Ministry of Defence

17 November 2017

A contract to store Ministry of Defence (MOD) submarine reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) at Urenco Nuclear Stewardship in Capenhurst was signed on Friday 3 November.

This follows the announcement last year we were the MOD’s preferred site.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship, formerly called  Capenhurst Nuclear Services, will be responsible for the interim storage of the  RPVs removed from 27 defuelled nuclear submarines after they have left the Royal Navy’s service. This followed a thorough site selection process and a formal 14-week public consultation with the community around the site.

Interim storage of the RPVs at Capenhurst is in advance of final disposal at the UK’s planned Geological Disposal Facility, when it becomes available some time after 2040.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship rebranded from Capenhurst Nuclear Services (CNS) from 30 October 2017 to reflect its integral role in Urenco.

This is part of Urenco's new organisational-wide strategy, a key pillar of which is to broaden the services Urenco provides to the nuclear industry.


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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