CORRECTED-Areva says uranium output last year hit new record

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST

Related Topics

(Corrects name of Kazakh state nuclear firm Kazatomprom and removes erroneous reference to Russia in first and fourth paragraphs, corrects to say Katco is a joint venture (not mine) in second paragraph)

PARIS Feb 18 (Reuters) - French nuclear power group Areva said on Monday its uranium production hit a record level of 9,760 tonnes last year, retaining its position as the world's second-largest producer behind Kazakh state nuclear firm Kazatomprom.

Areva produced 3,661 tonnes via its 51 percent-owned Katco joint venture with Kazatomprom and 3,065 tonnes at its Somair mine in Niger. Its share in the Cominak mine in Niger yielded 512 tonnes for Areva, the company said.

Areva's stake in the Canadian McArthur-Key Lake facility yielded 2,270 tonnes and the Trekkopje, Namibia, pilot site 251 tonnes.

According to World Nuclear Association data, global uranium production totalled 54,610 tonnes in 2011, of which 8,884 tonnes came from Kazatomprom, 8,790 tonnes from Areva and 8,630 tonnes from Canada's Cameco, the operating partner at Key Lake. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Greg Mahlich and David Cowell)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (1)
Kazatomprom is a Kazakh company

Feb 18, 2013 6:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.