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World Nuclear Fuel Facilities

(last updated 10 Apr 2014)

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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 external link (Institut für Sicherheits- und Risikowissenschaften, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)


Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facilities

Map (Java required)

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
ArgentinaCNEA external linkPilcaniyeu64
BrazilIPEN external linkSão Paulo (closed)(90)
CanadaCameco external linkPort Hope, Ontario external link [ISSUES] c)9,200
ChinaCNNC external linkLanzhou3000
FranceAreva NC external linkPierrelatte [ISSUES] e)14,000
Areva NC external linkPierrelatte TU5 f) [ISSUES]350
IranAEOI external linkIsfahan [ISSUES]193
RussiaRosatom external linkChepetsky Mechanical Plant (ChMP) external link, Glazov4,000
Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises (SGChE) external link, Seversk [ISSUES]10,000
Angarsk Electrochemical Combine (AECC) external link, Angarsk [ISSUES]20,000
United KingdomSpringfields Fuels Ltd. external link (Westinghouse)Springfields, Lancashire [ISSUES]6,000
United StatesConverdyn external link (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 external link, 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 (Java required)

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [1000 SWU/year]
Gaseous Diffusion Plants
ArgentinaCNEA external linkPilcaniyeu [ISSUES]20
ChinaCNNC external linkLanzhou (closed?)(900)
FranceEURODIFTricastin (closed since June 7, 2012) [ISSUES](10,800)
United StatesU.S. Enrichment Corp. external linkPaducah, Kentucky external link (closed since May 31, 2013) [ISSUES](11,300)
Portsmouth, Ohio external link (closed since May 11, 2001) [ISSUES](7,400)
Subtotal20
Centrifuge Plants
BrazilINB external linkResende [ISSUES]?
ChinaCNNC external linkHanzhong [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 external linkRatnahalli, Karnataka [ISSUES]4.5
IranAEOI external linkNatanz [ISSUES]?
Qom [ISSUES]?
JapanJNC external linkNingyo Toge200
Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) external linkRokkasho-mura [ISSUES]1,050
Korea, DPR Yongbyon [ISSUES]8
 Tongchang [ISSUES]?
NetherlandsUrenco Nederland BVAlmelo [ISSUES]5,400
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) external linkKahuta5
RussiaRosatom external linkUrals Electrochemical Integrated Enterprise (UEIE) external link, Novouralsk (formerly Sverdlovsk-44, near Ekaterinburg) [ISSUES]7,000
Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) external link, Seversk (formerly Tomsk-7) [ISSUES]4,000
Electrochemical Plant (ECP) external link, Zelenogorsk (formerly Krasnoyarsk-45) [ISSUES]3,000
Angarsk Electrolytic Chemical Combine (AEKhK) external link, Angarsk [ISSUES]2,600
United KingdomUrenco UK Ltd.Capenhurst [ISSUES]4,900
USAUrenco USALea County, NM (under constr.) [ISSUES]3,700
Subtotal40,267.5
Total40,287.5
a) Nominal capacity
SWU = Separative Work Unit


Uranium Downblending Facilities

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


Light Water Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facilities

Uranium Oxide Fuel Fabrication
Map (Java required)
CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
ArgentinaDioxitek S.A. external linkCórdoba b) [ISSUES] 
BelgiumFBFC (100% Areva external link)Dessel (closed) [ISSUES](750)
BrazilFEC (INB external link)Resende external link100
ChinaCNNC external linkYibin [ISSUES]400
FranceFBFC (100% Areva external link)Romans-sur-Isère [ISSUES]1,400
SICN (100% Areva external link)Veurey-Voroise (closed) [ISSUES](150)
GermanyAdvanced Nuclear Fuels external link (66% Areva external link, 34% Siemens external link)Lingen [ISSUES]650
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex external linkHyderabad [ISSUES]25
JapanGlobal Nuclear Fuel LLC, Ltd.Yokosuka City750
Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd. external link (30% Areva external link - planned)Tokai-Mura440
Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd external linkKumatori284
Tokai-Mura [ISSUES]200
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co external link (90% Kazatomprom external link)Ust-Kamenogorsk [ISSUES]2,800
South KoreaKEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. (KNFC) external linkTaejon550
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) external linkKundian20
RussiaJSC TVEL external linkELEMASH external link, Elektrostal [ISSUES]1,020
NCCP external link, Novosibirsk [ISSUES]1,000
SpainENUSA external linkJuzbado [ISSUES]400
SwedenBNFL/Westinghouse Atom external linkVästerås [ISSUES]600
United KingdomSpringfields Fuels Ltd. external link (Westinghouse)Springfields, Lancashire [ISSUES]330
United StatesAreva NP, Inc. external linkRichland, Washington [ISSUES]700
Westinghouse external link (100% BNFL external link)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 (Java required)
CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTIHM/year]
BelgiumBelgonucléaire SA external linkDessel (to be closed in 2015) [ISSUES]37
FranceAreva NC external linkCadarache (somewhat closed) [ISSUES](40)
MELOX SA (100% Areva NC external link)Marcoule [ISSUES]195
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex external linkTarapur50
JapanJNC external linkTokai-Mura4.5
United KingdomBritish Nuclear Fuels, Ltd. external linkSellafield [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 (Java required)

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
Argentina67% Pecom-Nuclear S.A., 33% CNEA external linkEzeiza [ISSUES]160
CanadaCameco Corp. external linkPort Hope, Ontario [ISSUES] b)1,500
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. external linkPeterborough, Ontario [ISSUES] c)1,200
ChinaCNNC external linkBaotou, Inner Mongolia200
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex external linkHyderabad135
Trombay135
IranAEOI external linkIsfahan [ISSUES]35
RomaniaSocietatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA external linkFabrica de Combustibil Nuclear Pitesti, Mioveni-Arges [ISSUES]240
South KoreaKEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. (KNFC) external linkTaejon400
PakistanPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) external linkChashma20
Total4,025
a) Nominal capacity
b) Processing of UO2 only. Conversion of U3O8 to UO3 is performed at Cameco's Blind River external link plant [ISSUES], and conversion of UO3 to UO2 at Cameco's Port Hope external link 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) external linkAngarsk [ISSUES]120
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co external link (90% Kazatomprom external link)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 external link, OECD NEA Nuclear Energy Data, and other sources.


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