18 August 2021
Urenco has approved the progression of the Urenco Metals Recycling (UMR) facility project based at Urenco Nuclear Stewardship in Capenhurst. The project will now move into the design phase.
The facility, planned to begin operation in 2024, will provide a wide range of metallic treatment services for recycling and disposal. This will include size reduction, surface decontamination and metal melting for a range of metal types.
The UMR facility will serve the needs of the nuclear industry by bringing services to UK sites that can currently only be accessed overseas.
Dave Nelligan, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship Managing Director, said: “This is a positive step in Urenco’s journey to share our waste management expertise with the industry. In bringing the Urenco Metal Recycling facility to Capenhurst, we are creating a strategic asset that will support various decommissioning efforts.
“Furthermore, our expansion of our metallic treatment services undoubtedly strengthens our offer as service providers under the LLWR Metallic Waste Treatment Services framework, which Urenco Nuclear Stewardship was successfully included within last year.”
Urenco Nuclear Stewardship is part of Urenco Technology & Development established to manage and develop Urenco’s technologies and processes associated with supporting its core business of enriching uranium whilst expanding its products and services as a supplier of energy and sustainable fuel cycle products. Urenco Nuclear Stewardship plays a leading role in the responsible and sustainable stewardship of nuclear materials through waste management, decommissioning and storage services.
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.