Uranium materials conversion

Unique technology of fabrication of UO2 powder of ceramic grade with up to 5%235U allows to use any U containing materials as the feed material: UF6, U oxides, UNH (reprocessed feed material), fuel process wastes including those containing Gd and Er, and also scraps of metal natural Uranium production, scraps contaminated with Gd, Er, Th, Tc, Si, C, Zr, Fe, scraps from research laboratories with inconsistent composition, metal U based scraps, material from research assemblies and fuel elements, etc.


The main difference of UMP JSC technological scheme from other fuel producers is 100% refining of all Uranium used for the production process which allows to fabricate a product of high purity regardless the type of feed material used. Content of impurities in UO2 powders meets the requirements of the leading producers.

The process allows to control powder ceramic characteristics according to the individual Customer specifications and does not depend on the type of the original material.
Today Uranium division is one of few enterprises in the world, which technology allows processing hard-to-recover uranium-containing materials. A lot of hard-to-recover uranium-containing materials (ashes and scraps) appear during the process of manufacturing nuclear fuel, but the market of processing hard-to-recover uranium-containing materials is not well developed. The reason is that there are no technologies of processing uranium-containing materials on many plants. Since 2001, Uranium division of UMP JSC provides services of processing hard-to-recover uranium-containing materials on commercial basis. Ulba Metallurgical Plant has successfully  processed scraps of such companies as GNF (USA and Japan), Cogema (France), Sogin (Italy), TVEL JSC (Russia), NFI (Japan), WSE (Sweden).

kn Regarding sales of uranium products, please, contact Marketing department of Uranium division

Е-mail: Marketing_U@ulba.kz
phone: +7 (7232) 29-86-05
fax: +7 (7232) 24-06-83, +7 (7232) 29-82-73