Juzbado, fuel assembly factory
Nuclear power in Spain

Juzbado, fuel assembly factory

Location37115 Juzbado (Salamanca)

Located in Juzbado, in the Province of Salamanca, since 1985, Enusa's Fuel Assembly Factory is one of Europe's most innovative. With a workforce of 359 staff members (the Enusa Group has 886 staff members) the site has a specialized and highly qualified team that encompasses the entire fuel production cycle: supply, uranium storage and logistics of the components necessary for manufacturing, fuel production and control of the product's quality level as well as distribution to nuclear power plants in Spain and all over Europe.

Some of the activities developed at the site are: Quality Engineering, which controls and certifies the final quality of the product; Engineering and Process, which develops the equipment and processes necessary to manufacture the different products, and Fuel Services, which coordinate the inspection and repair campaigns.

The Juzbado factory in Salamanca encompasses the entire nuclear fuel production cycle

Juzbado has a Safety organization that guarantees the correct operation of the sites from the nuclear, physical, radiological and environmental viewpoints. It also continually invests on renovating equipment, optimizing processes and improving safety systems.

The Factory also has specialized laboratories that track the manufacturing process, perform environmental surveillance and control personnel dosimetry.

In 2021, Enusa provided to the Spanish nuclear power plants (Almaraz I, Ascó I and II, Cofrentes and Trillo) a total of 147 tonnes of uranium (tU) at different degrees of enrichment.

Medición del espacio de las barras de combustible

In 2021 the Juzbado Factory manufactured 230.3 tU, 53 % of which were destined to exports, nuclear power plants in Belgium, France, Sweden and Finland. A total of 919 fuel elements were assembled: 527 for pressurized water reactors (PWR) and 392 for boiling water reactors (BWR).

Plans for 2022 include producing 287 equivalent tons of uranium, with supply of 368 PWR fuel elements for the Spanish nuclear power plants Almaraz I & II and Vandellós II, Doel 4 in Belgium and Belleville 2, Blayais 1, Gravelines 3 and Saint Laurent 1 in France. Additionally, 516 BWR fuel elements will be sent to Forsmark 1 & 2 in Sweden and Olkiluoto 1 in Finland.

For more information, please visit their website.

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