Kazakhstan to Lead Global Uranium Production by 2015?   Leave a comment

Canada, Australia, and Kazakhstan are the world’s largest suppliers of uranium.uranium3

KazAtomProm is the Kazakh state owned nuclear holding company. In addition to its involvement in the production of uranium and plutonium, it also produces beryllium, tantalum, and niobium. It was established in 1997 and has its headquarters in Almaty.

KazAtomProm announced that Kazakhstan’s 2008 uranium production increased 28% in 2008 to 8521 tons, compared with 6637 tons in 2007.

Plans call for uranium production to reach 11,900 tons in 2009.

Kazakhstan plans to increase uranium output to approximately 18,000 tons by 2010, which would make it the world’s largest producer of uranium by 2015.

KazAtomProm has forged major strategic links with Russia, Japan and China, as well as taking a significant share in Westinghouse.

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