Global expert across the nuclear fuel cycle

As a recognized international operator in the field of nuclear materials, Orano delivers solutions to address present and future global energy and health challenges. Its expertise and mastery of cutting-edge technologies enable Orano to offer its customers high value-added products and services throughout the entire fuel cycle. Every day, the Orano group’s 17,000 employees draw on their skills, unwavering dedication to safety and constant quest for innovation, with the commitment to develop know-how in the transformation and control of nuclear materials, for the climate and for a healthy and resource-efficient world, now and tomorrow. Orano, giving nuclear energy its full value.

Our activities 

Mining

Our mining operations cover uranium exploration, production and marketing worldwide, as well as the remediation of former mining sites.
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Conversion

Conversion involves purifying and processing uranium ore. This stage is carried out in our Philippe Coste conversion plant known for its modernity.
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Enrichment

To be used as a nuclear fuel, natural uranium must be enriched. This stage takes place in the largest enrichment plant in Europe: Georges Besse II.
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Recycling

Thanks to the performance of its la Hague and Melox plants, Orano is the recognized international leader in the reprocessing and recycling of used fuel.
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Decommissioning

Orano has 50 years of experience in radioactive waste management and dismantling equipment at nuclear sites, or end-of-life facilities.
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Supporting operations

Orano is a benchmark supplier in the field of operations support for nuclear sites: work-site logistics, specialized maintenance and radiological security.
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Engineering

Engineering operations involve engineering consulting services, contracting and project management assistance, design and construction engineering, plant commissioning and operational support.
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Nuclear Medecine

Orano Med – a subsidiary of Orano – is a company that brings together biotechnologies and nuclear technology to develop new therapies to fight cancer.
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Nuclear medecine against cancer

Orano Med is combining biotechnology and nuclear science to develop a new generation of targeted therapies against cancer using properties of Lead-212
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Expertise throughout the nuclear fuel cycle  


Orano offers products and services with high added value throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw materials to waste treatment.

Its activities, from mining to dismantling, as well as in conversion, enrichment, recycling, logistics and engineering, contribute to the production of low-carbon electricity.

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Key Figures

12.31.2021

€4.7 Bn
in revenue
64%
of revenue from international customers
Top 3
Global Top 3 in our key activities
16,500
employees (13,500 in France)
17
industrial sites in France
€300 M
invested in the safety of the facilities

A company that gives nuclear all its value

 

Orano operates some of the most modern industrial platforms in the world, including its Comurhex II uranium conversion plant and the Georges Besse II enrichment plant. The group also boasts facilities considered as world benchmarks such as the La Hague and Melox recycling sites. In addition, Orano offers its customers high value-added services in engineering, logistics and decommissioning. 

Its technical skills, combined with cutting-edge processes and best practices in terms of safety and security, afford the group optimal control over its environmental footprint. These strengths have enabled it over the years to forge a relationship of trust with its French and international customers.

Orano, focused on nuclear fuel, committed to socially responsible energy.
Orano fields of expertise and business solutions for utilities and customers worldwide
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