Urenco is to provide enrichment services to EDF to support the recycling of uranium recovered from used nuclear fuel in French nuclear reactors under a new contract announced yesterday. The “high value and long-term” contract covers the enrichment of uranium recovered from nuclear fuel that has been previously used and reprocessed. “The technical complexities of enriching this material will involve expertise from across Urenco and upgrading our facilities,” the company said yesterday. The announcement is linked to a contract signed in April by Framatome and EDF, under which Framatome is to design, fabricate and supply fuel assemblies using enriched reprocessed uranium to EDF between 2023 and 2032.
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