Responsible ISR uranium mining operator

Kazakh-French Joint Venture KATCO was established in 1996 as a result of cooperation between the French state-owned company Orano and Kazakhstani national atomic company Kazatomprom. The shareholders account for 51% and 49% of shares, accordingly.

KATCO develops, mines and processes uranium at Tortkuduk and Muyunkum sites of Muyunkum deposit in Sozak district of Turkestan oblast.

The Company uses in-situ recovery (ISR) technology, which is the most environmentally friendly and low-cost method of mining. More than 50% of uranium in the world is produced using the ISR technology. Today, KATCO is the ISR operator of one of the largest uranium deposits in the world.

In August 2022, KATCO was granted a mining license for a new site called South Tortkuduk. Its location between the existing sites will ensure a stable production for the Company over the next decade.

KATCO mission is to be a uranium mining benchmark for customers worldwide, in a safe and sustainable manner, thanks to its people and expertise.

3 mining sites in the south of Kazakhstan
Over 45000 tons of uranium - total production volume
98% of employees are residents of Kazakhstan
In the top 50 largest companies in Kazakhstan
KATCO BOOK “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”.
In 2021, the Company celebrated its 25th anniversary since its founding in 1996. Download the book to learn about the history of the company and its positioning in the global uranium mining industry, current activities and projects, and the company’s vision for the future.
KATCO is a socially responsible company that publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report every 2 years. The report is developed in accordance with GRI and ICMM standards and contains information on KATCO activities in the field of sustainable development.

KATCO JV LLP was founded in 1996 by the French state-owned company Orano (51%) and Kazakhstani national atomic company Kazatomprom JSC (49%) to develop uranium deposits in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

KATCO, known for its social orientation and responsibility, is one of the largest employers in the Sozak district of Turkestan oblast. Today the company is an ISR operator of one of the world's largest uranium deposits.

Thanks to its experienced and professional employees, as well as high standards of work and safety, KATCO is considered one of the largest and most successful uranium mining companies in the world, an advanced example of uranium mining industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Contact Information:
Z05P7Y7, Kazakhstan,
Astana city, Geidar Aliyev street, block 16
Phone: +7 7172 69 21 21
Fax: +7 7172 69 21 20
e-mail: katco_general@orano.group
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