Our Story

NUKEM has a rich history in the world of nuclear fuel. It was established in 1960 as one of the first nuclear industry companies in Germany, and via numerous subsidiaries, was active in a wide array of nuclear fuel businesses, including fuel fabrication, reprocessing, and radioactive waste treatment.

Highlights:

1960

NUKEM (Nuklear-Chemie und Metallurgie GmbH) established in Germany

1982

Nukem Inc. subsidiary established in the US

1992

Long-term uranium supply contracts concluded with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

1999

NUKEM, Cameco and COGEMA sign commercial agreement with TENEX for the purchase of natural uranium derived from Russian HEU

2006

NUKEM acquired by Advent International

2013

NUKEM acquired by Cameco Corp.