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, control about 20% of the world UF6 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.

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    Q3 2016 Update

    Production

    Fuel services produced 0.6 million kgU in the third quarter, unchanged from the same period last year. Production in the first nine months was 3% higher than the same period in 2015.

    Licensing

    Our operating licence for the Port Hope Conversion Facility expires on February 29, 2017. The relicensing process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will begin in the fourth quarter.

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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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