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Special Ux Consulting® Reports

UxC has performed numerous studies and written special reports covering all facets of the front-end of the nuclear fuel industry. In addition to these reports, UxC also provides many services through its traditional custom consulting.

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Apr 2014White Paper: Nuclear Decommissioning
This report provides a detailed yet concise overview of the market for commercial U.S. nuclear power plant decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). Emphasis is placed on analysis of the market for services in this industry sector.
Mar 20142013 Nuclear Fuel Market Review
The primary purpose of this report is to provide a concise review of the major developments in each of the four nuclear fuel markets over the previous year. This report provides a concise synopsis of all the important market developments in each of the nuclear fuel sectors (uranium, conversion, enrichment, and fabrication) that occurred in the year. It is an extremely useful tool for strategic planning and as a reference tool when discussing the fuel markets in such forums as Board meetings or Public Utility Commission hearings.
Jan 2014Analysis of USEC Notice for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
USEC recently declared its intention to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and re-emerge as a leaner, new enrichment company. What will happen to the American Centrifuge Project (ACP)? Where will USEC find the funding for the ACP? How will the new USEC survive until an ACP plant can be built? These are just a few of the multitude of questions raised by the USEC bankruptcy announcement. UxC’s USEC Watch subscriber service follows all of USEC’s activities in depth and analyzes their consequences for the company and also for their impact on the enrichment market as a whole.
Dec 2013End of an Era: The HEU Agreement and Beyond
“End of an Era: The HEU Agreement and Beyond,” examines the HEU deal from an historical standpoint, and addresses the impact of the deal’s end on the parties to the deal and nuclear fuel market as a whole. In this regard, the essay takes a close look at the fate the Russian enrichment plants, Russia’s enrichment industry after the HEU Agreement, and the fate of USEC. Looking forward, we turn to examining the likelihood of follow-on to the HEU Agreement as well as the prospects for the SWU and uranium markets in the post-HEU era.
Nov 2013Nuclear Industry Value Chain 2013
Oct 2013Enrichment Supplier Assessments
This report is focused on in-depth descriptions and analyses of the major uranium enrichment suppliers, their sources of Separative Work Units (SWUs) supply , and the enrichment technologies they employ. Details on each enricher include, among other items: Company history, Ownership & Organizational structure, Financial status & performance, Importance of enrichment to its overall business, Current and future sources of enrichment supplies, Market strategy, Client base and contract portfolio, and Direct impact of any trade restrictions on its enrichment business.
Aug 2013UxC Uranium Production Cost Study
Mar 2013Nuclear Zirconium Alloy Market
This updated report offers UxC’s most recent analyses and opinions of the various sectors that make up the nuclear-grade zirconium sponge, alloy, materials, and tubing markets. Additional details are included on the interplay of the nuclear fuel fabrication and the zirconium alloy supply markets. We then identify major trends in this unique industry by analyzing the global, regional, and selected country supply and demand balances for nuclear-grade zirconium alloy and tubing. We conclude with some final observations on the global market as well as expectations for future price developments for the related zirconium alloys and tubing.
Mar 2013Small Modular Reactor Market Outlook
UxC’s Small Modular Reactor Market Outlook (SMO) report responds to numerous questions while providing an all-inclusive SMR guide for any interested party. Ultimately, this report’s objective is to offer technical, economic, and other commercial assessments of each of the SMR designs being developed in the world today. In addition, the report provides an in-depth discussion of the broader issues impacting SMRs, such as the keys to successful deployment for SMRs, comparisons with larger reactor technologies, specific applications for SMRs, and the broader issues facing potential customers for SMRs.
Mar 20132012 Nuclear Fuel Market Review
The primary purpose of this report is to provide a concise review of the major developments in each of the four nuclear fuel markets over the previous year. This report provides a concise synopsis of all the important market developments in each of the nuclear fuel sectors (uranium, conversion, enrichment, and fabrication) that occurred in the year. It is an extremely useful tool for strategic planning and as a reference tool when discussing the fuel markets in such forums as Board meetings or Public Utility Commission hearings.
Dec 2012Supplier Overview & Pricing Mechanism Considerations
In developing and applying their procurement strategies, utilities seek to successful-ly attain the overall goal of securing a reliable supply of uranium for their nuclear plants at a competitive cost. In doing so, utilities identify their major priorities such as price/cost, supply assurance, and price predictability. The relative importance of these priorities can vary from utility to utility and from time to time, based on such factors as a utility’s risk tolerance, its perception of current and future market condi-tions/trends, and whether it is operating in a regulated or unregulated environment. Utilities will consider and utilize, a number of different approaches to the market (term vs. spot procurement, contract length, material form, pricing mechanisms, etc.) based on their specific needs and priority assessments. It is the general intent of this report to provide utilities a review of sellers that are capable of supplying UF6, SWU, and/or en-riched uranium product (EUP).
Dec 2012Uranium Suppliers Annual 2012
Oct 2012Nuclear Industry Value Chain 2012
This is the third edition of a comprehensive annual report analyzing the entire global Nuclear Industry Value Chain (NIVC). This updated 2012 report includes detailed data and analysis of every aspect of the global nuclear markets with balanced perspectives on commercial and technical issues affecting all parts of the value chain.
Aug 2012UxC SMR Research Center
Your source of reliable, independent information and data on Small Modular Reactor (SMR) designs under development around the world. UxC’s SMR Research Center aims to provide unbiased, up-to-date information and data on SMR technologies under development worldwide.
Jul 2012UxC's Japan Watch
UxC’s Japan Watch service will keep you updated with the most significant developments concerning Japan’s nuclear program while providing you with in-depth analysis of the impact of these developments on the international nuclear reactor and fuel markets.
May 2012Kazakhstan's Nuclear Energy Program after Fukushima
The Ux Consulting Company (UxC) is pleased to announce a new special report on Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Industry after Fukushima. The motivation for this report is the dramatic changes that the nuclear industry has experienced in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident in Japan. In this light, the uranium production decisions made by the world’s largest uranium producing country will been critical for the industry. This comprehensive report analyzes the current status and future prospect of the country’s nuclear industry in light of the Fukushima accident.
Apr 2012China’s Nuclear Energy Market after Fukushima
The Ux Consulting Company (UxC) is pleased to announce a new special report on China’s Nuclear Energy Program after Fukushima. This comprehensive report analyzes China’s current nuclear industry status and prospects for the future in light of the Fukushima accident in Japan of March 11, 2011. For this study, UxC is combining its deep in-house knowledge on China’s nuclear industry with the expertise of Special Consultant, Dr. Yun Zhou, a respected authority on all aspects of China’s nuclear program. Dr. Zhou shares her time working as a Consultant to UxC as well as a Fellow at Harvard University.
Apr 2012Overview of International Transportation Services for Uranium Products
The purpose of this study is to review the current market for transportation and related services for uranium products, specifically, natural uranium oxide (U3O8) and both natural and enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The study is focused primarily on sea transport of these products. The study provides background on the shipment of Class 7 (radioactive) materials and the nuclear industry’s dependence on the world commercial transportation sector for these crucial shipments. The study also discusses recent changes in the uranium industry and how those may influence the transportation market. In addition, this report explains the important issues to consider in the creation of an international nuclear transporting organization.
Feb 2012Japan’s Nuclear Energy Program after Fukushima-Update
The primary goals of this report are to provide an overview of the most relevant developments that have occurred in Japan following the accidents at Fukushima Daiichi and to analyze the impact of the policy measures implemented by the Japanese government over the last seven months as well as the potential implications and viability of a nuclear power phase-out program. In addition, this study analyzes the actual and potential impacts of Japan’s post-Fukushima nuclear power policies on the country’s nuclear fuel cycle program, and, as an extension, the impacts that these changes will likely have on the global nuclear fuel market. The initial report was published in October 2011, with updates published as part of the Japan Watch service under Policy Watch in February and March 2012.
Feb 2012International PWR & PHWR Fuel Fabricator Benchmarking
This benchmarking study on the world’s fuel fabricators for PWRs and PHWRs provides detailed profiles of each relevant fuel fabrication company on the basis of Corporate Organization, Ownership Structure, Description of Fabrication Facilities in Various Countries (both UO2 and MOX), Nominal Capacities & Plans for Expansion (including subsidiaries supplying fuel assembly components), Domestic & Foreign Markets Served, Fuel Assembly Designs Currently Produced & Under Development, Testing & Analytical Capabilities, Ownership of Design Codes, Technological Level, and Price Competitiveness.
Dec 2011Uranium Suppliers Annual 2011
Nov 2011Nuclear-Grade Zirconium Alloy Market Outlook
This updated report offers UxC’s most recent analyses and opinions of the various sectors that make up the nuclear-grade zirconium sponge, alloy, materials, and tubing markets. Additional details are included on the interplay of the nuclear fuel fabrica-tion and the zirconium alloy supply markets. We then identify major trends in this unique industry by analyzing the global, regional, and selected country supply and demand balances for nuclear-grade zirconium alloy and tubing. We conclude with some final observations on the global market as well as expectations for future price developments for the related zirconium alloys and tubing.
Nov 2011Russia’s Enrichment Industry in the Post-Fukushima Era
This special report by the Ux Consulting Company (UxC) on Russia’s Enrichment Industry in the Post-Fukushima Era emanates from a recent essay on the same topic as published in our 2011-Q3 Enrichment Market Outlook (EMO) report. This de-tailed special report looks at the prospects for Russia’s enrichment business after the Fukushima accident.
Oct 2011Japan’s Nuclear Energy Program after Fukushima
The primary goals of this report are to provide an overview of the most relevant developments that have occurred in Japan following the accidents at Fukushima Daiichi and to analyze the impact of the policy measures implemented by the Japanese government over the last seven months as well as the potential implications and viability of a nuclear power phase-out program. In addition, this study analyzes the actual and potential impacts of Japan’s post-Fukushima nuclear power policies on the country’s nuclear fuel cycle program, and, as an extension, the impacts that these changes will likely have on the global nuclear fuel market. The initial report was published in October 2011, with updates published as part of the Japan Watch service under Policy Watch in February and March 2012.
Sep 2011Nuclear Power in the Post-Fukushima Era
350 page main report published in June 2011 and 180 page update report published in September 2011. UxC has prepared this special report to review the impacts of the March 11, 2011, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident both on a technical as well as commercial level in order to allow for in-depth analysis and forecasting of how Japan and the world will respond to this event. Detailed analysis considers the accident's impacts on operating and new reactors as well as the future of spent fuel management among various related technology and commercial ramifications.
May 2011Uranium Production Cost Study
May 2011U.S. Utility Profiles
This report offers detailed procurement profiles of all U.S. nuclear power utilities. The report supplies specific information on the utilities’ contracting situation and procurement approaches to the extent that this information is available on a non-confidential basis. The profiles also include detailed discussion of each utilities’ nuclear power operations and future reactor plans. Finally, nuclear fuel requirements forecasts for each specific utility are also provided.
Apr 20112011 Nuclear Industry Value Chain
This is a nuclear industry primer, with coverage of every aspect of the nuclear cycle, including the front-end fuel markets, the reactor industry, as well as the back-end of the fuel cycle and decommissioning and waste handling. Each market sector is discussed through the prism of key players, market trends, supply and demand, and prices and profit margins.
Dec 2010UxC Reports on China
Dec 2010Uranium Suppliers Annual 2010
Dec 2010Small Modular Reactor Assessments
UxC’s team of reactor market analysts has worked with our international consultants from industry and academia, who are authorities in reactor technology and design, on this comprehensive study on SMRs. Although few actual projects for SMR deployment exist today, many designs are being proposed by both established and start-up nuclear power companies. There are many reasons for the recent explosion of global attention on SMRs, and this new UxC special report provides an all-inclusive SMR guide for any interested party.
Oct 2010Conceptual Study for Both Transient and Ultimate Interim Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel
A major study for an international utility to compare the various options for used nuclear fuel storage and other management techniques. This highly technical analysis offers both economic and logistical evaluations to arrive at best options for used fuel management of a multi-reactor nuclear power plant.
Aug 2010Impact of Kazakh Production on the Uranium Market: Past and Prospective
This study examines various questions from a number of perspectives in or-der to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of Kazakhstan’s past and prospective impact on the market and the key drivers behind this impact.
Jul 2010Fabrication Market Outlook
Jun 2010The Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Energy Market: China - 2010 Update
In September 2009, UxC released its report, The Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Energy Market - China, in which we covered a large number of issues related to Chi-na’s nuclear energy program, including regulatory and financial aspects, reactor pro-jects, reactor construction and component manufacturing, and the nuclear fuel cycle. China’s nuclear power program is advancing very quickly and much has happened in the months since September 2009. This update to that report covers major develop-ments that have taken place in China since then. This update report mainly focuses on the latest information related to China’s nuclear reactor projects and also provides various additional details concerning China’s nuclear fuel cycle.
Apr 2010Nuclear Zirconium Alloy Market
This updated report offers UxC’s most recent analyses and opinions of the various sectors that make up the nuclear-grade zirconium sponge, alloy, materials, and tubing markets. Additional details are included on the interplay of the nuclear fuel fabrication and the zirconium alloy supply markets. We then identify major trends in this unique industry by analyzing the global, regional, and selected country supply and demand balances for nuclear-grade zirconium alloy and tubing. We conclude with some final observations on the global market as well as expectations for future price developments for the related zirconium alloys and tubing.
Mar 2010UxC Requirements Model (URM) Report
This report provides the results of the UxC Requirements Model (URM) for Q1 2010. This is a quarterly reporting service that accompanies the quarterly UxC Nuclear Power Outlook (NPO) service.
Jan 2010USEC Watch
Dec 2009Uranium Suppliers Annual
Dec 2009Global Nuclear Reactor Supply Chain Market Analysis
Sep 2009DOE Uranium Inventory Disposition Plans Shifted With July Barter Announcement: Impact on Nuclear Industry Not Clear
The Ux Consulting Company, LLC (UxC) has prepared this special report for our Policy Watch subscribers and other valued customers. This report analyzes the status of the U.S. Government’s Uranium Inventory Management, and how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) inventory disposition plans have shifted with an announcement in late July 2009 to barter material in exchange for accelerated environmental cleanup work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Piketon, Ohio. As this update report indicates the impact of the latest DOE plans on the nuclear industry is not clear at this time.
Sep 2009The Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Energy Market: China
Aug 2009Commercial Viability of USEC and ACP Update – 2009
Jul 2009The Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Energy Market: Russia
May 2009The Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Energy Market: India
May 2009U.S. Enrichment Market
The purpose of this special report is to analyze U.S. enrichment supply and demand between 2009 and 2020, with a focus on the mid-term situation through 2015.
Mar 2009Aspects of U3O8 Spot Market Trading
Mar 2009Nuclear Industry Value Chain
This is a nuclear industry primer, with coverage of every aspect of the nuclear cycle, including the front-end fuel markets, the reactor industry, as well as the back-end of the fuel cycle and decommissioning and waste handling. Each market sector is dis-cussed through the prism of key players, market trends, supply and demand, and prices and profit margins.
Mar 2009Contracting in the World Uranium Market
This report was developed to look at four major areas: historical perspective of Russia’s past participation in the uranium market; reaction of utilities, competitors, and potential partners to Russian uranium sales; Likely impact of sales on uranium and enrichment markets; and recommendations of potential marketing strategies. In preparing this work, UxC performed a special survey of uranium market participants worldwide and combined these results with the considerable body of research that it had already accumulated, updating this information where appropriate.
Dec 2008U3O8/UF6 Procurement Recommendations
This report proposed procurement actions for a utility for uranium concentrates (U3O8) and conversion services (UF6) over the period 2008-2020. UxC made recommendations based on its understanding of the utility’s procurement procedures, current contract commitments, and poli-cies. The objective of the recommended actions is a proper balance between economy, reliabil-ity of supply, and risk.
Nov 2008Nuclear Zirconium Alloy Market
A comprehensive study of the current and future market for zirconium alloy metals for the nuclear fuel fabrication business. The study looks at the entire zircaloy cycle, from zircon sand through tubing and fuel component manufacture.
Nov 2008Economic Assessment of Spent Fuel Management Options
On behalf of a major international utility, UxC undertook an extensive project commissioned to review and analyze the economic assessment of the utility’s spent fuel management options, including a detailed comparison of the costs and benefits of a closed versus open fuel cycle.
Oct 2008U.S. and Russian Government Uranium and Plutonium Stockpiles
This report analyzes the current status and potential future disposition of key uranium and plutonium inventories of U.S. and Russia and by doing so captures the vast majority of surplus military materials that may eventually be utilized as fuel for civilian nuclear electricity generation.
Sep 2008Nonproliferation and Nuclear Trade Review
UxC supported a renowned international institute in its informational needs regarding the latest developments in nonproliferation and nuclear trade. UxC issued bi-monthly reports that updated all the latest issues related to nonproliferation, U.S. and Russian governmental nuclear policies, as well as the global trade regime as it effects the enrichment industry.
Sep 2008Hydrofluoric Acid Market Assessment
The Hydrofluoric Acid Market Assessment report examines the current and potential future market demand for hydrofluoric acid (HF) from the uranium conversion in-dustry. HF is a key input for the conversion of uranium ore (U3O8) into uranium hexafluoride (UF6). This study analyzes the markets for fluorspar and sulfuric acid – the main inputs to HF – as well as the market for HF.
Aug 2008Uranium Suppliers Annual
Aug 2008Uranium Production Cost Analysis
This detailed study expands on the production cost data presented in UxC’s USA report. This report reviews and analyzes worldwide uranium production costs, presents a detailed uranium production cost curve through 2020 based on global data, analyzes the cost curve and reviews different producers’ positions within that curve, discusses uranium production cost expectations for 2020-2030 timeframe, and summarizes uranium market pricing and its relationship to production costs.
Aug 2008White Paper: Extended-Term Nuclear Fuel Price Analysis
In order to support a major utility’s new nuclear plant planning activities, UxC issued a detailed white paper that analyzes the long term future viability and trends for all front-end nuclear fuel markets. This assessment looks at the long-term pricing, supply and demand, and other relevant issues for nuclear fuel supply through 2075.
Aug 2008Nuclear Reactor Technology Assessments: Addendum
UxC prepared this special report in order to provide nuclear reactor technology as-sessments and overall evaluations of the major reactor designs currently available in the world. Technical and commercial analyses of all leading nuclear reactor designs in the world along with detailed comparative ratings for each design are presented.
Aug 2008AP1000 vs. EPR: Comparative Analysis
In this report, in-depth analysis is given of comparative economics of AREVA’s EPR and Westinghouse’s AP1000 from a utility procurement perspective. Detailed cost estimates for both designs as well as computer-assisted drawings to help in this comparative analysis are included. In addition, this report covers lessons learned from previous AP1000 and EPR projects as well as reactor contracting issues.
Jun 2008Utility Uranium Procurement Strategies
UxC supported a major international utility in its needs to obtain high-value, up-to-date knowledge on the uranium market so as to support spot and long-term uranium market entry decisions. UxC’s study and follow-up support were invaluable to the utility in reducing uncertainties, maximizing market timing, and interfacing effectively with potential sellers.
Jun 2008UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
UxC provides advanced training to utility nuclear fuel procurement managers. This three-day seminar reviews current and future market issues, looks at contracting practices, and helps to lay the groundwork for developing detailed procurement strategies.
Jun 2008Beryllium Market Assessment
UxC completed a detailed special study on the Beryllium Market Assessment with a focus on future demand for this metal. A table of contents and introduction to this report can be provided.
May 2008Nuclear Industry Value Chain
This is a nuclear industry primer, with coverage of every aspect of the nuclear cycle, including the front-end fuel markets, the reactor industry, as well as the back-end of the fuel cycle and decommissioning and waste handling. Each market sector is dis-cussed through the prism of key players, market trends, supply and demand, and prices and profit margins.
Apr 2008Nuclear Reactor Technology Assessments
UxC prepared this special report in order to provide nuclear reactor technology as-sessments and overall evaluations of the major reactor designs currently available in the world. Technical and commercial analyses of all leading nuclear reactor designs in the world along with detailed comparative ratings for each design are presented.
Apr 2008Uranium and Thorium Market Issues
UxC developed the Uranium and Thorium Market Issues report to provide additional insights and context regarding the global uranium and nuclear fuel market as well as some initial thoughts on the potential for the development of a thorium (Th) fuel cycle and concomitant thorium nuclear fuel market.
Apr 2008Evaluating Nuclear Energy Possibilities: Belarus, Chile, Turkey, and Vietnam
During 2007/2008, UxC sponsored a group of graduate-level students from The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs in their Cap-stone Project for the completion of a Masters of Arts degree in International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP). The culmination of this two-semester project is this report, which was designed by UxC and implemented by the following four stu-dents, who each covered a separate country: Anna Bryndza – Belarus, Ellis Chaplin – Turkey, Giselle Cubillos – Chile, Michael Lowe – Vietnam.
Mar 2008Uranium Supply Status and Procurement Strategy Review
UxC conducted a review of a utility’s existing uranium concentrates (U3O8) supply contracts as well as its procurement strategy for the future. In this review, UxC focused on the following areas: supply and price risk of existing contract portfolio, procurement objectives and the consistency of utility’s current supply situation with such objectives, inventory policy and status, risk management alternatives, potential use of the spot market and uranium brokers, and future contracting recommendations.
Mar 2008SWU Contracting Terms & Conditions
The enrichment market is experiencing changing dynamics in the relationships between buyers and sellers and, consequently, in the terms and conditions of SWU contracts. Using utility sur-vey responses from the U.S., Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia., UxC attempted to cap-ture the latest SWU contracting terms and conditions and utility SWU purchasing behavior.
Mar 2008New Reactor Cost Modeling and Additional Considerations
As a follow-up to our February 2008 New Reactor Procurement Assessment & Cost Estimates, UxC used computer-assisted modeling and other tools to further analyze cost variations and construction risks for specified Generation III+ reactor designs. In addition, this special study included analysis of new reactor construction techniques, NSSS vendor capabilities, new reactor contract optimization, and comparisons of various baseload electric power generation options.
Mar 2008Long-Term U3O8 Price Projections
This report is prepared as an adjunct to UxC’s Uranium Market Outlook report to extend that report’s price projections, which now go through 2020, out through 2025. The forecastsing methodology for the extened years is somewhat different than for the price projections contained in the UMO.
Feb 2008New Reactor Procurement Assessment & Cost Estimates
In support of a large international utility’s new reactor procurement endeavor, UxC provided de-tailed cost and market data on specified new reactor designs and related bid evaluation consid-erations. In addition to bottom-up, full scope nuclear power plant cost estimates, UxC provided first core and refueling pricing forecasts for different reactor designs.
Jan 2008Commercial Viability of USEC, Inc. – 2008 Update
In this new report, we look at USEC's present situation, where it must execute a complicated transition strategy, going from the current employment of the old, high-cost, high-volume gaseous diffusion technology to the commercialization of a new, more efficient, gas centrifuge technology – the American Centrifuge Plant (ACP).
Jan 2008The American Centrifuge: How Ready Is It? – 2008 Update
This new UxC report updates our analysis of the readiness for ACP deployment in the context of the time and cost issues identified in our USEC viability study as well as incorporating the latest progress of the ACP project as reported by USEC over the course of the past year.
Dec 2007U3O8 Procurement Recommendations
This report proposed procurement actions for a utility for uranium concentrates (U3O8) over the period 2008-2020. UxC made recommendations based on its understanding of the utility’s pro-curement procedures, current contract commitments, and policies. The objective of the recom-mended actions is a proper balance between economy, reliability of supply, and risk.
Dec 2007General Survey of Uranium Projects - Kazakhstan
This two report series looks at the uranium producing regions of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Each report covers uranium deposits, uranium reserves and resources, uranium production, ura-nium exploration and development projects, political status, country national policy on nuclear and/or mining industry, regulatory status, infrastructure, human resources, and risks.
Dec 2007General Survey of Uranium Projects - Uzbekistan
This two report series looks at the uranium producing regions of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Each report covers uranium deposits, uranium reserves and resources, uranium production, ura-nium exploration and development projects, political status, country national policy on nuclear and/or mining industry, regulatory status, infrastructure, human resources, and risks.
Dec 2007Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Fuel Market: Uzbekistan
The nuclear fuel market is changing dramatically as both a nuclear renaissance is emerging and major countries are beginning to enter the commercial markets in notable areas. This is the fifth in a five-part report series taking a look at the detailed affects of some of these countries.
Nov 2007Nuclear Fuel Supply Risk Assessment
UxC assisted a utility in evaluating its requirements, contracts, and inventory positions to deter-mine areas of potential risk and how to mitigate these risks in the case of a series of scenarios.
Oct 2007Nuclear Power Outlook
Sep 2007Fabrication Market Outlook
Sep 2007Uranium Suppliers Annual
Aug 2007Evaluation of Enrichment Technology and Cost for 2030
This study examines potential enrichment supplies over the next 20+ years (out to 2030) according to different enrichment technologies and different market scenarios. The approach used was to initially identify the possible technologies and then select the ones that were most likely to be successful. Next, a series of supply scenarios was developed, where enrichment from the most promising sources and technologies were used to meet SWU requirements. Finally, some findings on future costs are presented based on cost indices for the technologies. Note that most of the information in the report is contained in a series of extensive tables, and that UxC has endeavored to keep the report to a shorter overall length.
Aug 2007Evaluation of NPL Radiation Sites for New Nuclear Reactors
UxC assisted one of the world’s largest investment banks in a study on the potential for EPA-designated radiation sites in the U.S. to host new nuclear power plants.
Jul 2007US Utility Nuclear Fuel Procurement Strategy and Organization
UxC assisted a utility procurement strategy/organization benchmarking effort in order to ascertain utility reactions to the recent nuclear fuel price increases and market volatility. Specifically, UxC used a set of questions and surveyed eight US utilities seeking to obtain their responses to the questions.
Jul 2007Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Fuel Market: Kazakhstan
The nuclear fuel market is changing dramatically as both a nuclear renaissance is emerging and major countries are beginning to enter the commercial markets in notable areas. This is the fourth in a five-part report series taking a look at the detailed affects of some of these countries.
Jul 2007Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Fuel Market: India
The nuclear fuel market is changing dramatically as both a nuclear renaissance is emerging and major countries are beginning to enter the commercial markets in notable areas. This is the third in a five-part report series taking a look at the detailed affects of some of these countries.
Jun 2007UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
UxC provides advanced training to utility nuclear fuel procurement managers. This three-day seminar reviews current and future market issues, looks at contracting practices, and helps to lay the groundwork for developing detailed procurement strategies.
May 2007Enrichment Market Post-2010
This brief report analyzes the enrichment market beyond the year 2010. Currently, the global uranium enrichment market is in a state of flux due to a number of factors, and thus the market’s prospects over the period 2010 to 2020 remain relatively uncertain.
Feb 2007Uranium Supplier Analysis
This report contains profiles on six uranium producers – BHP Billiton, Cameco Corporation, Rio Tinto Uranium (RTU), Paladin Resources Ltd, sxr Uranium One Inc., and UrAsia Energy. Due to the pending merger between Uranium One and UrAsia, the two profiles have been merged into one profile entitled sxr Uranium One Inc. Projects from six different countries are included among the profiles – Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Namibia, South Africa, and the United States.
Dec 2006The American Centrifuge: How Ready Is It?
Dec 2006Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Fuel Market: China
The nuclear fuel market is changing dramatically as both a nuclear renaissance is emerging and major countries are beginning to enter the commercial markets in notable areas. This is the second in a five-part report series taking a look at the detailed affects of some of these countries.
Nov 2006Major Risks Facing Nuclear Fuel Supply: Status, Future Secenarios, and Recommendations
This report was developed to examine some of the major fuel supply risks facing the nuclear power industry, a representation of some of the challenges facing supply expansion in the com-ing years, and a set of recommendations of what can be done to mitigate the supply risks.
Oct 2006Analysis of the Market Impact of Proposed Uranium Sales by DOE
In this report, UxC evaluates the annual and cumulative impact of the proposed DOE inventory sales strategy, with particular emphasis on the uranium spot price and the conversion price. This analysis considers three levels of demand projections and the focus of the study is over the next ten years, or through 2015.
Oct 2006Uranium Market Overview
In this report, UxC reviews the market for U3O8 looking at the evolution and major develop-ments in the market from the early commercial stages through today, and gives a brief overview of potential future movements. Two other major sections are presented looking at demand and supply issues of the uranium market.
Aug 2006Utility Enrichment Proposal Review and Recommendations
As part of its consulting services, UxC reviews and makes recommendations on specific proposal and contract evaluations for utilities.
Jun 2006UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
UxC provides advanced training to utility nuclear fuel procurement managers. This three-day seminar reviews current and future market issues, looks at contracting practices, and helps to lay the groundwork for developing detailed procurement strategies.
Jun 2006Nuclear Fuel Contracting Terms & Conditions
This report takes a thorough look at the terms and conditions, including detailed pricing mecha-nisms, used in fuel contracting for uranium, conversion, and enrichment. Starting with a histori-cal review of contracting practices for all markets during 1996-2000, the report then looks how practices changed during the 2001-2004 time period. The focus of the report then turns to recent term and conditions made during 2005 and 2006.
May 2006Changing Geopolitics of the Nuclear Fuel Market: Russia
The nuclear fuel market is changing dramatically as both a nuclear renaissance is emerging and major countries are beginning to enter the commercial markets in notable areas. This is the first in a three-part report taking a look at the detailed affects of some of these countries.
Feb 2006U.S. Utility Enrichment Survey
This project follows numerous market and specialized surveys that UxC performs on a regular basis. This survey and summary report reviewed U.S. utility enrichment contracting practices, supplier preferences, and a number of other aspects of current and future expectations of the en-richment market.
Feb 2006Utility Enrichment Proposal Pricing Recommendations
As part of its procurement support work, UxC provides review and recommendations for clients when developing and submitting requests for proposals.
Jan 2006World Fuel Cycle Status: Questions & Answers
Dec 2005Utility Nuclear Fuel Procurement Strategy Review
This report aided a utility in identifying the most effective strategy to secure long-term nuclear fuel supplies. It addition to term procurement, this report and follow-on services included pro-curement strategies on the spot uranium, enrichment and conversion markets, as well as address-ing inventory management, financial options such as loans, and specific procurement services.
Dec 2005Utility Uranium Contract Price Recommendations
Dec 2005Fuel Procurement Advisor Services
As utilities put into practice their procurement strategies and plans, additional help is sometimes needed in the actual implementation. UxC provides additional services supporting utilities at various levels including, but not limited to, demand identification, RFP preparation, offer evaluation, and negotiation support.
Nov 2005Long-Term Uranium Feed Analysis: Procurement Strategy
This report identified for a utility the most effective strategy to secure long-term nuclear fuel supplies. It addition to term procurement, this report and follow-on services included procurement strategies on the spot uranium, enrichment and conversion markets, as well as addressing inventory management, financial options such as loans, and specific procurement services.
Oct 2005Utility Inventory Policies
This report was requested by and prepared for a European utility. This project surveyed and summarized world utility inventory practices and policies, giving both specific examples and commonalities between regional utility policies, and how these policies have changed over the past three years.
Oct 2005Uranium Suppliers Annual
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: Australia
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: Canada
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: Kazakhstan
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: Namibia
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: South Africa
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Sep 2005Country Uranium Mining and Export Policies: Uzbekistan
This six-report series looks at various issues related to uranium mining and export policies. General overviews are given on permitting, export and nonproliferation policies. Other topics include historical and political contexts, infrastructure, permitting, export policies and bilateral safeguard requirements, transportation issues, and related issues.
Aug 2005UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
Jun 2005Utility EUP Strategic Plan
May 2005Utility Uranium Price & Ceiling Recommendations
Feb 2005Analysis of the Supply/Demand Situation in the Uranium Market
Feb 2005Radioactive Materials: Overview of the U.S. Regulatory System
Jan 2005Projections of EIA and Euratom Price Based on Price Analyses
Aug 2004Uranium Suppliers Annual
Aug 2004Uranium, Conversion and Transportation Issues and Events: 1990 to Present
This study looked at events and incidents that did or could potential affect the physical supply of UF6 feed within the fuel cycle. Analysis was done on the probability of similar events in the fu-ture and the effects of these events on the supply chain.
Jul 2004Utility Procurement Strategies
This report identified for a utility the most effective strategy to secure long-term nuclear fuel supplies. It addition to term procurement, this report and follow-on services included procurement strategies on the spot uranium, enrichment and conversion markets, as well as addressing inventory management, financial options such as loans, and specific procurement services.
Jun 2004UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
Mar 2004World Uranium Suppliers & Supply Sources
Feb 2004U.S. Utility Nuclear Fuel Practices: Procurement Strategies
Nov 2003Analysis of Utility-Supplier Agreement and UF6 Disposition
Oct 2003U.S. Utility Procurement Practices: Recent Trends
This study takes an in-depth review of how U.S. utility procurement practices have changed over the past several years. Specific emphasis was placed on contracting forms, terms and conditions. A review of how market events and fundamental changes affect utility procurement was also included.
Aug 2003Evolution of the British Nuclear Industry
Aug 2003Evolution of the French Nuclear Industry
Jul 2003Nuclear Regulation in the United States, Great Britain and France: Part 1 - United States
Jul 2003Nuclear Regulation in the United States, Great Britain and France: Part 2 - Great Britain
Jul 2003Nuclear Regulation in the United States, Great Britain and France: Part 3 - France
Jun 2003Report on Specific Questions Regarding the International Management of Nuclear Materials
Jun 2003UxC Washington Watch
Jun 2003The Future of the U.S. Enrichment Industry
May 2003Evolution of the British & French Nuclear Industries
Mar 2003UxC Supplier Profiles
Mar 2003U.S. Utility Nuclear Fuel Practices: Procurement Strategies - Inventory Management
The purpose of this report was to provide an analysis of the strategies pursued by major U.S. utilities to procure their nuclear fuel product and service requirements.
Mar 2003UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
Feb 2003Evolution of the U.S. Nuclear Industry 1939-2003
Nov 2002Transportation and Related Issues Affecting the Purchase of UF6 Conversion Services
Jun 2002Russian HEU SWU Price Projections
Jun 2002The Worldwide Impact of U.S. SWU Restrictions
Jun 2002Uranium Market Contracting Practices
Jun 2002NTI Roundtable Discussion on Accelerated HEU Blend-down
Jun 2002UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
Mar 2002Uranium Market Overview
Jan 2002Global Nuclear Fuel Suppliers
Jan 2002Market Role of Russian HEU SWU Supply
Jan 2002Market Viability of USEC, Inc. - 2002 Update
Nov 2001Evolution of U.S. Spot Enrichment Market: 1996-2001
Aug 2001Fuel Procurement Strategies
Aug 2001Prospects for a New U.S. Enrichment Plant
Apr 2001Contracting for Russian HEU SWU Part II: Action Plan for Alternative Agency
Mar 2001Contracting for Russian HEU SWU
Feb 2001Fundamentals of the Uranium Enrichment Market
Dec 2000Enrichment Procurement Strategies
Oct 2000U.S. Utility Nuclear Fuel Practices - Part I: Procurement Strategies
Oct 2000U.S. Utility Nuclear Fuel Practices - Part II: Inventory (Asset) Management
Sep 2000HEU SWU Supply Opportunity Post 2001
Sep 2000USEC Inventory Usage
Aug 2000Long-Term vs. Spot U Contract Prices
Aug 2000Market Viability of USEC, Inc. - 2000
Aug 2000Uranium Market Price Forecasts
Jun 2000BNFL Reprocesing Status
Jun 2000BNFL Status Report
Mar 2000Analysis of Petitioner's Comments Pertaining to the Proposed Amendment ot the Russian Suspension Agreement
Mar 2000Kazakh EUP: Market Impact & Impact on Stakeholders
Mar 2000USEC/Russia Price Negotiations
Feb 2000Matching Sales Amendment Analysis
Feb 2000U.S. Nuclear Fuel Trade Restrictions: Past, Present, and Future
Jan 2000Uranium Contract Pricing Mechanisms
Dec 1999Fundamentals of the Uranium Enrichment Market
Nov 1999Projection of USEC's Average Prices
Aug 19991999 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Global Market Developments
Aug 1999Long-Term Versus Spot Contract Pricing
Aug 1999Report on USEC's Marketing Activities
Jul 1999The Saga of CIS Trade Restrictions Past, Present and Future
Jun 1999Examining the Impact of the Russian HEU Feed Deal
May 1999Expert Opinion on Uranium from Kazakhstan
Dec 1998Russian Fuel Cycle Activities
Jul 1998Market Impact of USEC Inventory Sales
Jun 1998Electric Utility Deregulation in the United States
Mar 1998Selected Papers on Nuclear Fuel Options
Mar 1998Supplemental Uranium Market Information
Feb 1998Electric Utility Deregulation in the United States
Dec 1997Enrichment Market Overview
Oct 1997Outlook for World Enrichment and Conversion Markets
Jun 1997U-PRICE Forecasting Model Version 1.5
Jun 1997Uranium Marketing Plan - Part III
May 1997Analyzing Options for Uranium Assets
May 1997Fabrication Contracting Review
Apr 1997Analysis of World Nuclear Fuel Inventories
Apr 1997Russian HEU Feed Overview
Feb 1997Competitor Analysis - Part II
Nov 1996NSA Encyclopedias: Akouta, Artlit, Blizzard, Imouraren, Shootaring Canyon, Crow Butte, White Mesa
Nov 1996Uranium Market Analysis - Part I
Oct 1996Nuclear Supply Analysis: Producer Profiles
Oct 1996Uranium Price Outlook
Aug 1996Uranium Producer Marketing Strategy
Jun 1996U3O8 Bid Review/Recommendations
Jun 1996U-PRICE Forecasting Model Version 1.4
Jun 1996Uranium Price Projection
May 1996SPC EUP Valuation
Mar 1996The Fabrication Market Outlook
Mar 1996Uranium Market Analysis: Cigar Lake Environmental Impact Statement
Feb 1996Nuclear Power Development in Asia
Feb 1996The Uranium Spot Market Outlook
Feb 1996Uranium Market Analysis: Midwest Project Environmental Impact Statement
Dec 19951995 Price Indicators Compared
Dec 1995Uranium Market Amalysis
Nov 1995The Evolving EUP Market: Implications for Suppliers, Utilities, and Government Agencies
Sep 1995Inventory Update: Russian, Other CIS, Eastern European, and Chinese
Aug 1995Nuclear Market Events
Aug 1995Preliminary Uranium Market Analysis
Aug 1995Uranium Enrichment Market Analysis
Jul 1995Uranium Market Analysis: McArthur River Project Environmental Impact Statement
Jun 1995Availability and Costs of Mid-Level Enriched Uranium Blendstock
Feb 1995Enrichment Market Activity Report (Monthly Report)
Apr 1994Special Report: The Russian Amendment
Dec 1992The Uranium Market Timing Service (UMTS): A Discussion
Nov 1992The CIS Negotiated Settlements, HEU Supplies, and the Energy Policy Act: Meanings and Possibilities
Sep 1992Marketing Strategy
Apr 1992Proposal for the Acquisiton of Uranium Producer
Oct 1991Uranium Producer Profile
Aug 1991Nuclear Fuel Trading: An Overview
Mar 1991Uranium Marketing Strategy
Mar 1991USEC Termination Study
Apr 1990Current Status: Long-Term Uranium Market
Jan 1990Update on Long-Term Uranium Market
Aug 1989Update on Long-Term Uranium Market
Mar 1989Long-Term Uranium Market
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