Kazatomprom operates through its subsidiaries, JVs and Associates, 26 deposits grouped into 13 asset clusters, all of which are located in Kazakhstan
Natural Uranium mining regions
In-situ recovery uranium extraction method was first used in 1960s and accounted for 50% of global uranium production in 2017.
Benefits of ISR over conventional mining methods include lower cost of extraction, smaller environmental footprint and better health and safety performance.
ISR is only feasible at special geological conditions (e.g. as in Kazakhstan), which leads to KAP’s natural competitive advantage.
100% of KAP’s production is carried out via ISR extraction of uranium
- 8 out of 10 largest ISR mines are operated by KAP
- Kazatomprom is an undisputable leader in ISR uranium extraction significantly outperforming its main competitors with the production of 12.1 thousand tonnes ( in 2017)