Table of Iran's Principal Nuclear Facilities

June 11, 2013

Publication Type: 

  • Weapon Program Background Report

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The table below lists information about facilities in Iran's declared nuclear infrastructure.

Facility

Purpose

Location

Status

Supplier

Uranium Mines

extraction of uranium ore

Saghand

Gchine

operational

allegedly China

Yellowcake Production Plants production of uranium concentrate Ardakan and Bandar Abbas operational or under construction  

Uranium Conversion Plant (UCF)

uranium conversion

Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

operational

China supplied blueprints

Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant (PFEP)

uranium enrichment with gas centrifuges

Natanz

operational

A.Q. Khan network provided centrifuge blueprints and components

Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP)

uranium enrichment with gas centrifuges

Natanz

partially operational

A.Q. Khan network provided centrifuge blueprints and components

Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP)

uranium enrichment with gas centrifuges

near Qom

partially operational

 

Heavy Water Production Plant

production of heavy water; used as a moderator in nuclear reactors

Arak

operational

Russia helped with know-how

Heavy Water Research Reactor (IR-40) (40 MWt)

production of radioisotopes; by-products include plutonium

Arak

under construction

 

Light Water Power Reactor (1,000 MWe)

electricity production

Bushehr

completed, not operating

Germany and Russia

Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) (5 MWt)

radioisotope production

Tehran Nuclear Research Center

operational

United States

Jabr Ibn Hayan Multipurpose Laboratories (JHL)

research, including on uranium metal development

Tehran Nuclear Research Center

operational

 

Molybdenum, Iodine and Xenon Radioisotope Production Facility (MIX Facility)

radioisotope production

Tehran Nuclear Research Center

operational

 

Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP)

manufactures fuel for the Arak reactor

Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

operational

 
Fuel Plate Fabrication Plant (FPFP) manufactures fuel for the TRR Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) operational  

Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) (30 kWt)

reportedly for isotope production

Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

operational

China

Heavy Water Zero Power Reactor

research

Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

operational

China

Light Water Sub-critical Reactor (LWSCR)

research

Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

operational

China