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Conversion

Pulse column in the Comurhex Malvési plant for conversion of natural uranium

Orano offers its clients a high-quality transformed product ready for enrichment using the most advanced techniques.

Conversion is one step of the fuel fabrication cycle that consists of transforming the ore concentrate into a product ready to be enriched: uranium hexafluoride (UF6).

To meet the needs of the market, Orano’s industrial platform for uranium conversion has been completely renewed. COMURHEX II is today the most modern platform in the world, with a production capacity of 15,000 tons of uranium per year. Located on the Malvési and Tricastin sites in the south of France, its facilities boast the best processes and practices in terms of safety and security, innovation, competitiveness and environmental impact.