Orano Tricastin is skilled in many of the activities essential to the fuel cycle:
Uranium hexafluoride UF6 is manufactured from UF4 produced at Orano's site in Malvési.
● Using the defluorination process
The depleted uranium resulting from the enrichment process is transformed into uranium oxide (U3O8) and can thus be stored without any safety hazard.
The Tricastin site has developed unique know-how in the maintenance of transport packaging for uranium materials (cylinders, 48Y, 30B, UF4 tanks, LR65 tanks, etc.) and provides storage services on behalf of its customers.