The next step to develop Urenco Nuclear Stewardship’s metals recycling programme offer has been given the green light by Urenco.

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship is progressing its plan to site a Waste Metals Facility (WMF) at its base in Capenhurst, Cheshire on Urenco’s nuclear licensed site.

This will build on its capacity and capability to manage metal waste product and residues as it delivers its internal programme to refurbish and renew plant across the company. It will also provide the nuclear stewardship and waste management business with an opportunity to build its facility and offer its extensive waste management expertise to its commercial partners both in the UK and Europe. Some services which form part of the programme are only available overseas.

James MacLeod, General Manager for Global Metal Treatment, said:

“This is a crucial step in Urenco’s long-term journey in expansion of our global capability to responsibly manage metallic waste across all Urenco sites. The expanded WMF will also facilitate collaboration with wider waste management and decommissioning efforts and create a strategic asset for the UK.”

Jason Gradie, Managing Director for Urenco Nuclear Stewardship added:

“We are already providing waste treatment services under the Waste Nuclear Services – Metallic Waste Treatment Services Framework and the expansion of our metallic treatment capability strengthens our service offering of integrated waste management solutions.”

Work has now begun on further design activities, safety case development, preliminary waste acceptance criteria and procurement of long-lead items.