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The closure and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, particularly power reactors, present high demands regarding planning and authorization to all parties involved. In the ongoing decade several nuclear power plants will be shut down due to their operating life and political decisions, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. As a result, optimized decommissioning strategies will need  to be well-coordinated among all participants.

The ICOND focuses on the relevant legal parameters in Germany and compares decommissioning strategies worldwide. This includes roles of authorization, financial planning, and change management in the transition from nuclear power plant to decommissioned project. Furthermore the different options for interim storage and disposal of radioactive waste are discussed.


ICOND addresses operators of nuclear plants and companies who are working on the planning, implementation and supervision of decommissioning projects; authorities and technical experts whose focus includes the approval and supervisions procedure of decommissioning projects; and research institutions, which are responsible for the dismantling of research reactors and the storage and/or disposal of radioactive hazardous waste.

ICOND will enable participants to proficiently discuss the challenges of the decommissioning of nuclear plants in a practical way, and to define optimal planning variants for decommissioning implementation. Simultaneous translation (German/English) will be available.


The ICOND takes place in the center of Aachen.

Eurogress Aachen • Monheimsallee 48 • 52062 Aachen • Germany

All information and a detailed travel description can be found at the following link: 
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The ICOND always addresses current aspects of nuclear decommissioning and increasingly includes the resulting experience.

The reviews of the symposia contents and impressions of the past years can be found at the above year figures:

In November 2017, ICOND took place for the sixth time in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland and the Belgian companies TECNUBEL and TRACTEBEL. With 310 participants from nearly twenty nations, the number of participants increased for the third year in a row. More than twenty companies used the fully booked exhibition space in the Eurogress Aachen to present their dismantling-specific products and services to the specialist audience.

ICOND 2017 focused on the reorientation of the nuclear industry due to the nuclear phase-out in Germany. Miss Dr. Ruth Welsing of the law firm Kümmerlein, attorneys and notaries presented the changes by the law on the reorganization of responsibility in nuclear waste disposal adopted in 2017. According to the law, the power plant operators are to be responsible for the entire handling and financing of the areas of decommissioning, dismantling and professional packaging radioactive waste. However, the federal government will be responsible for the "implementation and financing of interim and final storage" in the future. Mr. Wolfgang Honetschläger, responsible for the dismantling projects at EnBW Kernkraft GmbH, spoke about the holistic strategy for the dismantling of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. The presented corporate strategy dealt with the following tasks: approval and personnel management, disposal of residues and final disposal preparations. The first decommissioning activities in Neckarwestheim were presented.

The international exchange of experience took place both in plenary sessions, based on initial presentations by participants from Taiwan and Russia, and during the Pre-Conference Workshop, which for the first time focused on the specific features of the decommissioning of nuclear research institutions.

The fifth International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning (ICOND)  was held in November 2016 in cooperation with TUV Rheinland and the Belgian company TECNUBEL in the Eurogress in Aachen. Of the approximately 290 participants, 32% came from abroad, underscoring the trend of an increasing internationalization of ICOND. In addition, more than twenty companies presented new products and services throughout the event and used the opportunity to cultivate or establish contacts.

The focus of the 2016  ICOND was on the latest developments in the fields of decommissioning and nuclear waste disposal, as well as on experiences from ongoing decommissioning projects in Germany and abroad. Ms. Heinen-Esser, Managing Director of the newly founded Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE), presented the results of the “Commission on the Storage of High-level Radioactive Waste.” Mr. Homan, Managing Director of PreussenElektra, reported on the planning of their own decommissioning projects and future developments.

The „4th International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning – ICOND“ was in 2015 again organized in cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland and was held for the first time in the recently opened World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany. In addition to the 250 Participants two dozen companies used the opportunity to establish contacts and present new products in the exhibition area of the brand new and modern conference center.

The scope of participants in 2015 comprised representatives of the industry, technical supervision, security commissions, regulatory authorities and utilities as well as representatives of the national and international press. The conference focused subtasks of the decommissioning projects and technologies which are needed therefore, compared decommission strategies and presented legal frame conditions.

With 27% participation from abroad the internationality increased compared to the previous years, which reflects the interest in innovative decommission technologies and the experiences in Germany.

During the Pre-Conference Workshop participants shared experiences about various technologies from worldwide decommissioning projects. The beginning of the conference focused on economic optimization approaches of nuclear decommissioning and got completed with the panel discussion about time and cost risks during the decommission. Within the 32 lectures the speakers presented beside the current status of the nuclear phase out in Germany also different international perspectives and strategies.

We are glad about the positive feedback and the great interest in the ICOND, to which we will gladly welcome you again in November 2016.

The ICOND 2014 was organized in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland and the british company Amec, today Amec Foster Wheeler, in the CCW of Messe Essen, Germany.  The conference brought 300 representatives from industry, technical monitoring and regulatory authorities together. Experts from RWE, E.ON, Vattenfall, EnBW, EDF, GDF Suez and Belgonucléaire were among the participants. The majority of the participants were from the operational and strategic management.

Due to 25% foreign participation, the ICOND 2014 was more international than the previous years. Key issues of the Pre-Conference Workshop for the international participants were options and strategies to access the German market. Also the legally and administrative framework in Germany and innovative dicommsissioning technologies were presented.

Legal aspects of a possible foundation model to fund the decommissioning and disposal of radioactive waste in Germany were mainly discussed at the conference. Furthermore strategies for dismantling management and cost effective decommissioning were introduced from foreign speakers. How can we keep up with the calculated time and budget and which risks do exist?

Especially discussed was the benchmarking of decommissioning project management. The disposal and final storage of radioactive waste, as well as the new EU Basic Safety Standards including the regulations for release were part of the final topic session. The opportunity of the accompanying exhibition used 26 companies to get in touch with decision makers and to present new products.

The ICOND 2013 was carried out in cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland at the Eurogress Aachen congress centre. Over 300 participants - mainly representatives of the nuclear industry and utilities - discussed the current challenges of the nuclear power plant decommissioning caused by the phase out concept of the federal government. The speakers presented at the conference their expertise and best practice solutions and encouraged so discussions with the audience. The topics included decommissioning strategies and project management. In particular this addressed the question: What core competencies are recommended to hold by the utilities and which range of activities should be covered, from an economic point of view, by the service or supplier industry?

Speakers and participants also grappled with the competence and motivation preservation in a changing corporate structure. In relation to this issue concrete procedures in the field of change management were presented. In addition, the treatment of waste from decommissioning radioactive waste has been an issue. The possibilities and constraints of the two disposal concepts "cut and packaging" and "long time storage" were analyzed and compared. The President of the German Atomic Forum, Dr. Ralf Güldner, addressed in his opening speech the actual situation in Germany, where he does not expect an operating license for final disposal Konrad before 2021. A total of 17 companies took advantage of the accompanying exhibition, to present their expertise and to establish the basis for follow up discussions with potential customers. Retrospective the representatives of the exhibiting companies welcomed the quality of discussions and questions from the participants.

"We welcome the dialogue on strategic and technical approval tasks between the experts" said the Managing Director of AiNT Andreas Havenith and amend "with the ICOND 2013 in Aachen, we would like to point out the good infrastructure and expertise in the region of Aachen and Jülich" Since the winter term 2010 the master program Nuclear Safety Engineering exists at the RWTH Aachen University.

The International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning 2012 was organized by AiNT in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland. The event with 300 participants and 10 exhibitors was fully booked. The lectures dealt with the withdrawal from nuclear energy and the according parameters predetermined by the German Federal Government. Two lawyers discussed the legal aspects of the decommissioning and post-shut-down-phase. Other speakers also talked about different possibilities to tighten and speed-up the approval procedure. Companies working in the nuclear industry and the operators of nuclear power plants presented successful decommissioning projects. Furthermore the lessons learned from the experience so far were discussed.



The ICOND 2018 Programme will be published in JuLY.



Share your experience with the international audience. We are looking forward to your abstract. A template is available HERE.

For each presentation, 25 minutes will be provided to talk, and 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

10:00 Registration

12:00 Quick Lunch


Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH




Decommissioning & Waste Management under a new Regulatory Framework – What has changed?
Dr. Ruth Welsing – Kümmerlein, Rechtsanwälte & Notare


D&D Waste Management „Rip and Ship or not?“
Gerard Laurent – IN Solutions


Decommissioning of the EnBW-NPPs

Wolfgang Honetschläger – EnBW Kernkraft GmbH

14:45 The Challenges of Nuclear Decommissioning in Taiwan
Yun-Chung Chi – Atomic Energy Council
15:15 Coffee Break

The Decommissioning of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP)
Svyatoslav Doronin & Ruslan Kotykov – Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant - Rosenergoatom

16:30 Lessons-learned from EnBW´s Decommissioning Strategy
Dr. Oliver Wilhelm – EnBW Kernkraft GmbH


Panel Discussion: Speed up under new legal boundary conditions
Dr. Ruth Welsing
Walter Hackel
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske

18:45 Conference Dinner at the TIVOLI Business Lounge - Soccer Stadium - sponsored by TECNUBEL and TRACTEBEL




09:00 Decommissioning Cost Overrun Coverage for Nuclear Facilities
Markus König – Center of Competence for Nuclear Facilities at Munich Re

09:30 Development of an Optimizing Project Planning System for Nuclear Decommissioning Projects
Felix Hübner & Dr. Rebekka Volk – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

10:00 Financing of Nuclear Decommissioning and Final Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Switzerland
René Scholl – BKW Energie AG

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Deploying a Programme Management Approach in the Nuclear Sector
Rüdiger König – CH2M Hill Inc.

11:30 Knowledge Management for Decommissioning – The International Decommissioning Network of IAEA (IDN)
Masanori Hirota – International Atomic Energy Agency

12:00 Lunch



13:00 Remote Dismantling of the Biological Shield of KNK Research Reactor
Ulrich Scholl – Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH / Peter Berben – TECNUBEL GmbH

13:30 Dismantling of Reactor Internals with the Wire Saw - Cost Optimization by Means of Optimized Tool Guidance
Lukas Tatzig – Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools, Leibniz University Hannover

14:00 Several Ventilation Concepts for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Dr. Peter Hausch – Krantz - Caverion Deutschland GmbH

14:30 Kaffeepause

15:00 Optimized Planning for the Dismantling of Reactor Internals
Dr. Luc Schlömer – WTI Wissenschaftlich-Technische Ingenieurberatung GmbH

15:30 Conditioning and Packaging the Pressure Vessel and Reactor Internals at GKN I
Dr. Philipp Kruse – GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH

16:15 Business-Speed-Networking - Get in touch with the ICOND participants!

17:15 Get together
sponsored by TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH




09:00 Advanced Segmented Gamma-Scanner
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

09:30 Accident with Significant Activity Release - Experiences with Immediate Measures and Decontamination
Martin Rathgeber – NucTec Solutions GmbH


Innovative Vetrification Technologies of the Treatment of Low- and Intermediate-level Waste
Jean-Marie Thierry – Veolia Environnement S.A.

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Concrete Core Sampling Tool Coupled with Robotic ANDRO Solution
Dr. Clere Bérangère – ALTRAN

11:30 3D Radiation Detection of Contaminations in Nuclear Facilities
Neil Owen – Createc

12:00 QUANTOM – Quantitative Analysis of (non-)toxic Material for Nuclear Waste Management
Dr. Hendrik Wiesel – Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH – AREVA

12:30 Final Statement and Outlook
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske – RWTH Aachen

12:45 Lunch to conclude the Event



Pre-Conference Workshop


Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH

13:30 - 18:00



Decommissioning Research within the OECD HRP and Opportunities for Application

Dr. István Szöke – Institute for Energy Technology IFE – OECD HRP


Progress in Decommissioning of the Low Flux Reactor in Petten
Dr. Renate De Vos – NRG Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group


Characterization and Remediation of Sites in the Course of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Dr. Hagen Gunther Jung & Felix Langer – Nukem Technologies Engineering Services GmbH


Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Research Facilities in Switzerland: Lessons learned
Fritz Leibundgut – Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)


Coffee Break


New Developments of Autoradiography Techniques to Improve Alpha and Beta Measurements for the Decommissioning of Facilities
Dr. Pascal Fichet – Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)


FiR 1 TRIGA Research Reactor Decommissioning Project
Antti Räty – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd


Planning and Performing Decision Measurements with the Objective of the Clearance of a Nuclear Facility Building for later Demolition
Dr. Dominik Winter – Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen mbH


Integrated Planning from Residual Material to Released Final Storage Containers
Dr. Anton Philipp Anthofer – VPC GmbH




Here is the booth plan for the exhibition of the ICOND 2018.



If you are interested in an exhibition space, please contact us. Exhibition equipment and furniture can be provided. An inventory list will be sent to you upon request.



Ms. Silke Siebrecht is available  
from Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (CET) at
02402 127505 111.




Meet new business partners!

Present yourself and your company to different participants.

The concept in short:

• 5 persons per table and round
• 2 minutes to present yourself and your company
• after 10 minutes you move to the next table

Make up to 20 new contacts within an hour. At the subsequent "Get Together" you may deepen these contacts individually.

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Ms. Silke Siebrecht is available  
from Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (CET) at
02402 127505 111.


NOV. 06th - 08th 2018
855,00 € / Participant (Early Bird)
950,00 € / Participant

ICOND including
NOV. 05th - 08th 2018
945,00 € / Participant (Early Bird)
1.050,00 € / Participant

All prices excl. VAT.


For attendees with the same billing address the following prices apply:

For the second participant we allow 10% discount.

For every further participant we allow 15% discount.

Representatives of nuclear regulatory and licensing authorities as well as government departments and academic institutions receive a discount of 20%.


In selected hotels, room contingents were set up at special rates. We offer hotel reservations in cooperation with the Aachener tourist e.V. Please use the following link:

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In addition, you can find an overview of the selected hotels
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