Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant

Also Known As: 

Fordo Fuel Enrichment Plant
Fordow Plant
Fordo Plant
Qom Plant
Qom Enrichment Facility
Qom Enrichment Plant
Fordow Enrichment Plant
Fordo Enrichment Plant
Fordow Enrichment Facility
Fordo Enrichment Facility
Qom Facility
Fordow Facility
Fordo Facility
Qom Nuclear Facility
Fordow Nuclear Facility
Fordo Nuclear Facility
Fordo Uranium Enrichment Facility
Fordow Uranium Enrichment Facility
Qom Uranium Enrichment Facility
Fordo Uranium Enrichment Plant
Fordow Uranium Enrichment Plant
Qom Uranium Enrichment Plant
Fordow Nuclear Plant
Fordo Nuclear Plant
Shahid Masoud Alimohammadi (Fordow) Fuel Enrichment Plant
Shahid Masoud Alimohammadi Fuel Enrichment Plant

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Off the Qom to Aliabad highway northeast of Qom, Iran

Gas centrifuge enrichment plant for the production of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) enriched up to 20% U-235 and the production of UF6 enriched up to 5% U-235; designed to contain up to 2,976 gas centrifuges in 16 cascades divided between two units; all of the installed centrifuges are IR-1 machines; was developed covertly by Iran and first publicly revealed in September 2009 by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France; first brought into operation in 2011.

Is reportedly located about 95 kilometers southwest of Tehran off the Qom to Aliabad highway on the grounds of a former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) missile site; reportedly consists of three major tunnel entrances leading to underground enrichment halls; reportedly protected by one S-200 and two HAWK air defense sites; reportedly built with cooperation from the Passive Defense Organization and operated by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI); reportedly protected by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Entities reported to have been involved in construction at the site include:

Ashtian Tablo
Bals Alman
Bargh Azaraksh
Fulmen Company
Fulmen Group
Iran Transfo Company
Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co (IOEC)
Khatam-al Anbiya Construction Headquarters (KAA)
Saman Tose'e Asia

Entities reported to have been involved in procurement for the site include:

Eyvaz Technic
Fulmen Company
Fulmen Group
Safa Nicu
Test Tafsir

Individuals reported to have been involved in research at the site include Morteza Behzad.

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Date Entered: 

April 29, 2014

Date Last Modified: 

April 29, 2014