Ardakan Yellowcake Production Plant

Also Known As: 

Yellowcake Production Plant

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Uranium ore concentrate processing plant; under construction as of February 2011; overseen by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI); located 35 km north of Ardakan city; intended to process ore from the Saghand uranium mine using acid leaching and resin in pulp methods; uranium ore concentrate (yellowcake) product intended for further processing at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF); has a designed production capacity of 50 tons of uranium per year; construction was approved in 1994; plant design undertaken by Atomredmetzoloto and Pioneer Energy Industry Co. (Pishgam).

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

September 1, 2011

Date Last Modified: 

September 1, 2011