Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Jacques Peythieu, Chief Executive Officer of Orano Conversion & Enrichment, discusses the company’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic and industrial action, 2020 results, production ramp up at its Philippe Coste plant in France, and possible transformation of the conversion market due to the recently announced restart of Honeywell’s conversion plant at Metropolis in the USA. He also assesses the prospects of enrichment market and the expected requirements for HALEU (high-assay low-enriched uranium), as well as potential hurdles to supply capabilities or to transportation of this material. A multinational nuclear fuel cycle company headquartered in Hauts-de-Seine, France, Orano has an order book worth EUR26 billion (USD31 billion). Jacques Peythieu (Image: Orano)

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