Uranium Enrichment Jacobs To Work on British Uranium Enrichment Plant

Editor: Dominik Stephan

British uranium enrichment company Urenco selected Jacobs engineering to provide a tails treatment facility for its newest uranium factory in Capenhurst, England.

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Pasadena, California/USA – Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract for a tails treatment facility by British uranium enricher Urenco. Jacobs will supply project management, design engineering, procurement, construction management and inactive commissioning for Urenco's Capenhurst uranium enrichment plant. The contract value remained undisclosed. Completion of construction and pre-commissioning is scheduled for early 2015, prior to the commissioning and operation of the facility.

Tails, a by-product of the uranium enrichment process, must be deconverted into so called "passive", less hazardous forms for storage. Jacobs Executive Vice President Gary Mandel stated, "Jacobs has extensive design engineering and project delivery experience working to meet industry regulators' standards within this nuclear tails management segment. We are looking forward to working together with Urenco to deliver this important project."