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World Nuclear Fuel Facilities

(last updated 7 Mar 2016)

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> See also: World Nuclear Fuel Facilities for processing of recycled uranium
> See also: Maps of the world showing Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities (Institut für Sicherheits- und Risikowissenschaften, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)


Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facilities

Map

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
ArgentinaCNEA Pilcaniyeu64
BrazilIPEN São Paulo (closed)(90)
CanadaCameco Port Hope, Ontario [ISSUES] c)9,200
ChinaCNNC Lanzhou3000
FranceAreva NC Pierrelatte [ISSUES] e)14,000
Areva NC Pierrelatte TU5 f) [ISSUES]350
IranAEOI Isfahan [ISSUES]193
RussiaRosatom Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (ChMP) , Glazov4,000
Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises (SGChE) , Seversk [ISSUES]10,000
Angarsk Electrochemical Combine (AECC) , Angarsk [ISSUES]20,000
United KingdomSpringfields Fuels Ltd. (Westinghouse)Springfields, Lancashire [ISSUES]6,000
United StatesConverdyn (50% Honeywell International Inc., 50% General Atomics)Metropolis, Illinois [ISSUES]15,000
Total81,807
a) Conversion of U3O8 to uranium hexafluoride (UF6) unless otherwise noted.
b) Nominal capacity
c) UO3 to UF6 . U3O8 is converted to UO3 as an intermediate step at Blind River , Ontario [ISSUES].
e) UF4 to UF6 . U3O8 is converted to UF4 as an intermediate step at the Malvési plant [ISSUES].
f) Conversion of reprocessed uranyl nitrate to UF6.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Uranium Enrichment Facilities

Map

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [1000 SWU/year]
Gaseous Diffusion Plants
ArgentinaCNEA Pilcaniyeu [ISSUES]20
ChinaCNNC Lanzhou (closed?)(900)
FranceEURODIFTricastin (closed since June 7, 2012) [ISSUES](10,800)
United StatesCentrus Energy Corp. Paducah, Kentucky (closed since May 31, 2013) [ISSUES](11,300)
Portsmouth, Ohio (closed since May 11, 2001) [ISSUES](7,400)
Subtotal20
Centrifuge Plants
BrazilINB Resende [ISSUES]?
ChinaCNNC Hanzhong [ISSUES]1,000
Lanzhou [ISSUES]500
FranceSociété d'Enrichissement du Tricastin (SET)Georges Besse II, Tricastin (under constr.) [ISSUES]2,800
GermanyUrenco Deutschland GmbHGronau [ISSUES]4,100
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex Ratnahalli, Karnataka [ISSUES]4.5
IranAEOI Natanz [ISSUES]?
Qom [ISSUES]?
JapanJNC Ningyo Toge200
Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) Rokkasho-mura [ISSUES]1,050
Korea, DPR Yongbyon [ISSUES]8
 Tongchang [ISSUES]?
NetherlandsUrenco Nederland BVAlmelo [ISSUES]5,400
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Kahuta5
RussiaRosatom Urals Electrochemical Integrated Enterprise (UEIE) , Novouralsk (formerly Sverdlovsk-44, near Ekaterinburg) [ISSUES]7,000
Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) , Seversk (formerly Tomsk-7) [ISSUES]4,000
Electrochemical Plant (ECP) , Zelenogorsk (formerly Krasnoyarsk-45) [ISSUES]3,000
Angarsk Electrolytic Chemical Combine (AEKhK) , Angarsk [ISSUES]2,600
United KingdomUrenco UK Ltd.Capenhurst [ISSUES]4,900
USAUrenco USALea County, NM [ISSUES]4,600
Subtotal41,167.5
Total41,187.5
a) Nominal capacity
SWU = Separative Work Unit


Uranium Downblending Facilities

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
United StatesBWXT Lynchburg, Virginia [ISSUES] 
NFS Erwin, Tennessee [ISSUES] 
U.S. DOE Savannah River Site , Aiken, South Carolina [ISSUES] 
Y-12 Plant , Oak Ridge, Tennessee 
RussiaRosatom Urals Electrochemical Integrated Enterprise (UEIE) , Novouralsk (formerly Sverdlovsk-44) 
Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) ,Seversk (formerly Tomsk-7) 
Electrochemical Plant (ECP) , Zelenogorsk (formerly Krasnoyarsk-45) 
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co (90% Kazatomprom )Ust-Kamenogorsk [ISSUES] 
Total 
a) Nominal capacity
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium


Light Water Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facilities

Uranium Oxide Fuel Fabrication
Map
CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
ArgentinaDioxitek S.A. Córdoba b) [ISSUES] 
BelgiumFBFC (100% Areva )Dessel (closed) [ISSUES](750)
BrazilFEC (INB )Resende 100
ChinaCNNC Yibin [ISSUES]400
FranceFBFC (100% Areva )Romans-sur-Isère [ISSUES]1,400
SICN (100% Areva )Veurey-Voroise (closed) [ISSUES](150)
GermanyAdvanced Nuclear Fuels (66% Areva , 34% Siemens )Lingen [ISSUES]650
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex Hyderabad [ISSUES]25
JapanGlobal Nuclear Fuel LLC, Ltd.Yokosuka City750
Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd. (30% Areva - planned)Tokai-Mura440
Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd Kumatori284
Tokai-Mura [ISSUES]200
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co (90% Kazatomprom )Ust-Kamenogorsk [ISSUES]2,800
South KoreaKEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. (KNFC) Taejon550
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Kundian20
RussiaJSC TVEL ELEMASH , Elektrostal [ISSUES]1,020
NCCP , Novosibirsk [ISSUES]1,000
SpainENUSA Juzbado [ISSUES]400
SwedenWestinghouse Västerås [ISSUES]600
United KingdomSpringfields Fuels Ltd. (Westinghouse)Springfields, Lancashire [ISSUES]330
United StatesAreva NP, Inc. Richland, Washington [ISSUES]700
Westinghouse Hematite, Missouri (closed) [ISSUES, OLD ISSUES](450)
Columbia, S. Carolina [ISSUES] 1,150
Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas, L.L.C.Wilmington, N. Carolina [ISSUES] 1,200
Total14,019

Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication
Map
CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTIHM/year]
BelgiumBelgonucléaire SA Dessel (to be closed in 2015) [ISSUES]37
FranceAreva NC Cadarache (somewhat closed) [ISSUES](40)
MELOX SA (100% Areva NC )Marcoule [ISSUES]195
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex Tarapur50
JapanJNC Tokai-Mura4.5
United KingdomBritish Nuclear Fuels, Ltd. Sellafield [ISSUES]128
Total414.5
a) Nominal capacity
b) conversion to UO2
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.
MTIHM = metric tonnes of initial heavy metal.


Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facilities

Map

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
Argentina67% Pecom-Nuclear S.A., 33% CNEA Ezeiza [ISSUES]160
CanadaCameco Corp. Port Hope, Ontario [ISSUES] b)1,500
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. Peterborough, Ontario [ISSUES] c)1,200
ChinaCNNC Baotou, Inner Mongolia200
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex Hyderabad135
Trombay135
IranAEOI Isfahan [ISSUES]35
RomaniaSocietatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA Fabrica de Combustibil Nuclear Pitesti, Mioveni-Arges [ISSUES]240
South KoreaKEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. (KNFC) Taejon400
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chashma20
Total4,025
a) Nominal capacity
b) Processing of UO2 only. Conversion of U3O8 to UO3 is performed at Cameco's Blind River plant [ISSUES], and conversion of UO3 to UO2 at Cameco's Port Hope plant [ISSUES].
c) UO2 pellets are produced in GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.'s Toronto facility [ISSUES] and then assembled into fuel bundles in Peterborough.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Nuclear Fuel Production Waste Treatment Facilities

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
SwedenRanstad Mineral ABRanstad [ISSUES] 
United StatesIUCWhite Mesa Mill, Utah [ISSUES] 
a) Nominal capacity


Nuclear Fuel Banks

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU]
RussiaAngarsk Electrolytic Chemical Combine (AEKhK) Angarsk [ISSUES]120
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co (90% Kazatomprom )Ust-Kamenogorsk [ISSUES](planned)
a) Nominal capacity


Source: Originally based on: U.S. DOE / Energy Information Administration: Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1996, DOE/EIA-0436(96), Washington DC, October 1996;
Updated from IAEA - INFCIS , OECD NEA Nuclear Energy Data, and other sources.


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