UUSA has an essential role in the nuclear fuel supply chain, which ends with the generation of clean, sustainable energy. Our focus is on providing safe, cost-effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for power generation while working within a framework of high environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance standards.
Our world-class facility is located in the middle of the EnergyPlex, an area of the southeastern corner of New Mexico which plays a vital role in the production of our nation’s energy resources. We strive to promote the production of nuclear energy to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy while remaining dedicated to safety and investing in community outreach.
Our customers typically supply us with natural uranium, in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), which we then enrich to international specifications, using centrifuge technology designed and deployed by Urenco. Through the flexible operation of this technology, we are also able to provide products and services beyond enrichment. For example, by conserving natural uranium and providing enriched uranium product.
As the only operating commercial enrichment facility in North America, our production represents approximately one third of the U.S.’s annual demand.