Apparently even the preferred shareholders Toshiba and Babcock & Wilcox have given their consent to the restructuring deal. One reason for these companies to stay the course with USEC might be its American Centrifuge project. Both these equipment and engineering companies have a stake in seeing the nuclear power industry expand and flourish. That is not possible without adequate uranium enrichment capacity. USEC is developing technology to boost by four times the output of uranium enrichment gas centrifuges originally develop by the U.S. Department of Energy. The new, enhanced centrifuge will decrease power costs and allow USEC to remain competitive with new uranium enrichment technologies being brought to the market (See March 7th post on Silex Systems).