Fuel Services

Learn how uranium is mined, milled and processed at Cameco

In Uranium Part 2 - watch how uranium is turned into fuel at our fuel manufacturing facilities in Ontario.

Watch Uranium Part 1 - mining and milling

 
Video courtesy of How It's Made, a Discovery Communications, Science Channel program

Cameco is a prominent supplier of uranium processing services required to produce fuel for the generation of clean electricity. We operate the world's largest commercial refinery in Blind River, have about 25% of the world UF6 primary conversion capacity in Port Hope, and are a leading manufacturer of fuel assemblies and reactor components for CANDU reactors at our facilities in Port Hope and Cobourg.

Our focus is on cost-competitiveness and operational efficiency. We offer a range of products and services to customers helping us broaden our business relationships and expand our uranium market share.

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    2020 Q3 Update

    Production

    Fuel services produced 2.0 million kgU in the third quarter, 18% higher than the same period last year as a result of an adjustment to the production schedule and changes to the timing of the planned maintenance outages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first nine months, production was 10% lower than for the same period last year, due to the impact of the temporary suspension of production in April resulting from the precautionary measures taken for the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We expect to produce between 11 million and 12 million kgU in 2020.

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    Refining

    Cameco's Blind River operation is the world's largest uranium refinery producing an intermediate product in the nuclear fuel cycle.

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    Conversion

    The Port Hope Conversion Facility provides uranium dioxide (UO2) and uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion services for nuclear operators around the world.

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    Fuel Manufacturing

    Cameco Fuel Manufacturing produces fuel bundles for CANDU reactors and also provides reactor components and consulting services to CANDU operators around the world.

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