Orano USA, with its decommissioning headquarters in Washington, D.C., has decades of U.S. experience in reactor vessel and internals segmentation, and used nuclear fuel management and storage. As part of the global firm, Orano, the U.S. company brings into the region world leader expertise in large-scale nuclear reactor decommissioning and nuclear materials transportation. Orano works on all phases of the decommissioning process:
Orano Federal Services provides nuclear fuel cycle technologies and environmental management services to the U.S. federal government, specifically the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, by combining the capabilities, technologies, and resources from multiple Orano companies.
In particular, Orano Federal Services is a key partner in the consortium building the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF, or MOX project) in Savannah River, in South Carolina. This facility is designed to permanently convert 34 tons of surplus weapon-grade plutonium into fuel for U.S. nuclear reactors as part of the nonproliferation agreement signed with Russia in 2000.
With more than 50 years of experience, Orano TN is a leader in the U.S. market for used nuclear fuel storage, radioactive waste management, and fuel transportation logistics. The headquarters are located in Columbia, Maryland.
Based in Virginia, MCE sales is a competitive provider of long-term uranium contracts for U.S. utility customers.
Orano Med, an Orano subsidiary, is a biotechnology company specialised in the fight against cancer. Its approach, targeted alpha radioimmunotherapy, makes it possible to identify and destroy cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy cells. Faced with the rarity of the radioisotopes suitable for this treatment, Orano Med has developed a process to extract and purify lead-212 from thorium—an element that is produced in abundance by the nuclear energy industry.