World UF6 conversion services capacity (tU as UF6)

1 January 2000

World UF6 conversion services capacity (tU as UF6)
Supplier Nameplate capacity 2001 Production 2000 Sustainable capacity 2000 Sustainable capacity 2005 Sustainable capacity 2010
BNFL 5,000 5,000 5,000 4,000
Cameco 10,500 7,500 10,000 10,000 10,000
Comurhex 14,000 11,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Minatom 22,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Conversion plant totals 62,200 42,800 46,300 48,000 44,000
UF6 inventory drawdown          
(all forms)     15,000 13,000 5,800
World capacity – plans plus          
inventories     61,300 61,000 52,000
World UF6 requirements          
(adjusted for recycle savings)     56,100 58,300 57,800
Difference between capacity          
and requirements     5,200 2,700 -5,800



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