Cameco Fuel Manufacturing
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 operates to the CSA N299.1 quality system standard and carries an ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, consistently meeting 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.
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 its Ontario operations. It outlines how we communicate to local and other stakeholders.