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Uranium transformation

With the Tricastin and Malvési plants, Orano has a state-of-the-art industrial facility in line with the latest safety and security standards. The Comurhex II and Georges Besse II plants offer production capacity unparalleled anywhere in the world. Nearly 2,800 employees work at these two strategic sites in uranium conversion and enrichment.
Uranium samples, Tortkuduk sud, KATCO, Kazakhstan. Uranium samples, Tortkuduk sud, KATCO, Kazakhstan. © Aman Amankulov Janarbek / Orano

The Orano Malvési plant is responsible for the first phase of conversion purifying the natural uranium ore from the mines into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4).


The Orano Tricastin industrial platform encompasses all chemical activities: conversion, enrichment and uranium transformation.

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