Cameco Fuel Manufacturing

Doug Jensen, general manager of Cameco Fuel Manufacturing provides an overview of this operation.

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing is one of two suppliers serving Canada's reactor fleet and is the largest Canadian-based fabricator of in-core reactor components for CANDU reactors around the world.

Our fuel manufacturing business consists of two facilities:

  • a fuel manufacturing plant in Port Hope where natural uranium dioxide (UO2) powder is pressed into pellets, fitted into zirconium tubes and then assembled into CANDU reactor fuel bundles
  • a metal fabrication shop in Cobourg, Ontario that produces fuel bundle and reactor components

Our fuel manufacturing operation is ISO 9001:2000 certified and consistently meets the precise quality requirements of our customers and applicable regulatory requirements. The reactor components manufactured in Cobourg and fuel bundles assembled in Port Hope are used in most of the CANDU reactors in Canada and abroad.

Public information

As part of our commitment to providing timely and relevant information about our operations to interested stakeholders, Cameco has developed a formal public disclosure protocol for each of our Ontario operations. It outlines how we communicate with local and other stakeholders.

(As of December 31, 2016)
100% Cameco ownership
271 people employed
Leading supplier of Candu fuel assemblies & reactor components
Licenced to 2022

Fabrication Services

Core reactor components

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Reactivity mechanisms

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In-stock Zircaloy metals

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Other services

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Features

Fuel Manufacturing Safety

Worker and public safety are top priorities at all Cameco facilities

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In the Community

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing has facilities in Port Hope and nearby Cobourg

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