Uranium enrichment rss

Silex Systems out of GLE restructure

Uranium and Fuel

13 June 2018

Silex Systems Limited has abandoned its acquisition of a majority stake in GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment, saying there are too many risks associated with GLE's business case which includes the construction of a commercial enrichment plant in the USA. It also intends to terminate GLE's exclusive licence for the SILEX laser enrichment technology.

Pipe robot aids enrichment plant decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

22 March 2018

RadPiper_launch_(CMU)-48A pair of autonomous robots, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute to characterise uranium deposits in process pipes, could save tens of millions of dollars in decommissioning costs at the USA's former gaseous diffusion enrichment plants.

Future US enrichment needs require clarification: GAO

Uranium and Fuel

19 February 2018

ACR-100s_Piketon-(Centrus)_48The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has extended its supply of low-enriched uranium for national security needs for at least the next two decades but should clarify its longer term enrichment needs, the US Government Accountability Office has found.

Centrus secures SWU from Orano


04 May 2018

US enriched uranium supplier Centrus Energy Corporation has signed a long-term agreement with French company Orano to provide it with separative work units from 2020.

China launches new uranium enrichment centrifuges

Uranium and Fuel

21 March 2018

Demonstration enrichment plant - 48China has completed a "large-scale demonstration project for a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges", China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The new centrifuges have now been put into production at the Hanzhun fuel facility in Shaanxi province.

Urenco tails plant to start up in 2018

Waste and Recycling

01 September 2017

Uranium enrichment company Urenco yesterday said it expects to commission the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at Capenhurst in the UK in 2018, after construction delays. The facility, to deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride tails, had previously been expected to enter service this year.