VND – The nuclear decommissioning experts
|ADDRESS||VPC Nukleare Dienstleistungen
GmbH Fritz-Reuter-Str. 32 c
01097 Dresden - Germany
|CONTACT||Dr. Anton Anthofer|
|PHONE||+49 351 32014201|
The last nuclear power plant in Germany will be shut down in 2022, thus completing the nuclear phase-out. But even without being on the political agenda, nuclear power plants around the world are reaching the end of their technical lives and have to be decommissi-oned and dismantled.
Dismantling these nuclear facilities, as well as dealing with radioactive waste and residual materials and treating them prior to clearance and final disposal, necessitates extensive know-how and compliance with a wide range of regulations. This will pose great challenges for operators of nuclear facilities in the future. In October 2017, VPC therefore decided to create the Nuclear Services business line with the goal of accompanying the administrative and technical process of decommissioning and dismantling nuclear facilities, and implementing it safely and efficiently end-to-end.
The success of the business line on the market and its strong growth led to it being separated from VPC GmbH on 1 January 2020 and spun off to form an independent company, VPC Nukleare Dienstleistungen GmbH (VND). Our services focus on:
- dismantling planning
- disposal planning
- packaging planning
- final repository documentation actively supported by our field service
- radiation protection specialists for ope-ration and decommissioning
Since 2019, we have been training radiation protection specialists (VGB) for operatio-nal deployment in operation and decommis-sioning in our clients’ nuclear facilities in cooperation with a certified training center. The aim is to create a new radiation protection workforce, and ensure rapid and comprehensive practical and theoretical further qualification of the staff following their training, thereby securing availability of radiation protection specialists for the tasks facing our clients in the future.
VND is a member of the Dornier Group and can thus also apply its expertise in energy-related tasks in the important infrastructure areas of plant engineering and operation, energy and environmental technology, renewable energies, mobility, aviation, water and real estate, and, conversely, can access the resources of these Dornier Group business lines. For more information visit our parent company here: