The gas centrifuge process has three characteristics that make it economically attractive for uranium enrichment:
- Proven technology: Centrifuge technology is a proven enrichment process. Currently various forms of this technology are used in several countries.
- Low operating costs: Its energy requirements are 95% less than the requirements of a comparably sized gaseous diffusion plant per unit of enrichment.
- Modular architecture: The modularity of the centrifuge technology allows for flexible deployment, enabling capacity to be added in increments as demand increases.