Start date: 1969 | Completion: Ongoing
Federal projects and commercial nuclear power plants require high-level specialization for the fuel manufacturing process. The complexity in converting uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to uranium dioxide (UO2) using the ammonium diuranate (ADU) process compels government customers to choose a partner with experience in successfully managing and manufacturing fuel assemblies and components.
As owner/operator of the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility since 1969, Westinghouse safely delivers high-quality products while being a valued and trusted partner to its customers, workforce, community and stakeholders. In addition to providing high-level safety performance in challenging environments, CFFF has experience in handling large projects with complex regulatory requirements, multiple stakeholders and budget fluctuations. CFFF operates under a Nuclear Regulatory Commission License, which grants the licensee the authority to manufacture nuclear products.
CFFF is the largest commercial nuclear fuel production operation of its kind in the world and offers the kind of highly specialized facilities and equipment used by governments worldwide.