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Tortkuduk Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The industrial development of the 2 sites of Muyunkum and Tortkuduk, separated by around 100 kilometers, was launched in April 2004, following the signing of agreements between the 2 shareholders. These agreements were reached after a feasibility study of more than 3 years, with a full-scale test at the industrial pilot plant. The initial objective for the plant'’s rated output was 1500 metric tons of uranium per year for both deposits. In 2009, Katco produced 3132 tons of uranium, thus confirming its status as the biggest producer worldwide employing the in-situ recovery technology, and as AREVA'’s top-ranked producer. KATCO is part of an ambitious development program intended to raise annual production to 4000 tons of uranium per year by 2039. AREVA is investing 300 million euros at the Muyunkum site, also in Kazakhstan, to triple its daily output by 2012, increasing production from 4 to 12 tons of uranium per day. AREVA will handle the marketing for the entirety of this uranium.

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