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9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING

BACKGROUND

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.

AUDIENCE

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.

VENUE

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the ICOND will only take place as an online event.
For registration you will be redirected to the event page at b2match via booking.

 

PARTICIPANTS SPECTRUM

MEDIA

VIRTUAL WALKTHROUGH
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ICOND REVIEWS

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:

The 8th edition of ICOND took place in November 2019 at the Eurogress Aachen in cooperation with ENGIE. More than 370 international participants visited this year´s ICOND and were informed about current market developments by 32 expert speakers. In the accompanying and significantly enlarged exhibition, 48 companies presented their products and services.

The conference was opened by Mr. Henry Cordes, Chairman of the EWN Management Board, with a presentation on EWN´s waste treatment strategies and the planned ESTRAL interim storage. Slightly more than half of the contributions came from abroad, for example Mr. Martin Andreasson from NND presented on the decommissioning planning of nuclear facilities in Norway, while Dr. Cédric Carasco from the CEA in France gave a lecture on techniques currently under development for the characterization of radioactive waste.

Our Business Speed Networking and the ensuing Get Together enabled participants to make new contacts and get in contact with other experts, while the exhibitors were able to present themselves to individually guided groups during an Exhibitor Road Show.

The ICOND 2018 was opened with a key note by Stephan Krüger from PreussenElektra. As the responsible manager for the decommissioning of the company's nuclear power plants, he explained the fleet strategy for optimized dismantling.

The growing number of international contributions shared experiences of foreign participants. For example, the current status of the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant ZION in the USA was the subject of a lecture. In the Pre-Conference Workshop, European participants, supplemented by national presentations, spoke about new technologies in the field of dismantling such as Laser Cutting Technology, Surface Treatment or Measurement Systems.

In addition, there were presentations on project organization and market development. Dr. Jochen Latz of McKinsey & Company focused on market perspectives for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and relevant success factors to successfully assert oneself internationally in the field of dismantling.

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.

PROGRAMME 2020

 

 

STRATEGIES & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Decommissioning Strategy for the Power Plant Fleet of PreussenElektra
Dr. Guido Knott – PreussenElektra GmbH

Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant Mülheim-Kärlich
Dr. Thomas Volmar – RWE Nuclear GmbH - Anlage Mülheim Kärlich

Retrieval, Treatment and Interim Storage of Radioactive Waste from the Asse II Mine
Jens Köhler – Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH

Competence Development and Networking - Supporting Young Professionals
Dr. Katharina Stummeyer – Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH

 

PROJECT STATUS & EXPERIENCES

Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plants – Monitoring by the Expert Organisation
Dr. Matthias Nuding – Verband der Technischen Überwachungs-Vereine

Disposal of Dismantling Materials from Nuclear Facilities – A Legal Inventory
Dr. Christian Raetzke – Attorney at law

Planning and Construction of a Dismantling Hall for Large Components
Bernhard Olm – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

Remote Dismantling and Packaging of activated Corewaste and Reactor-Internals
Ralf Oberhäuser – ORANO GmbH & Ronald Strysewske – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

 

LIVE EVENTS (ONLINE)

14:30 - 15:00 Q & A SESSION
STRATEGIES & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Dr. Erich Gerhards – PreussenElektra GmbH
Dr. Thomas Volmar – RWE Nuclear GmbH - Anlage Mülheim Kärlich
Jens Köhler – Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH
Dr. Katharina Stummeyer – Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH

15:30 - 16:00 Q & A SESSION
PROJECT STATUS & EXPERIENCES

Dr. Matthias Nuding – Verband der Technischen Überwachungs-Vereine
Dr. Christian Raetzke – Attorney at law
Bernhard Olm – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH
Ralf Oberhäuser – ORANO GmbH & Ronald Strysewske – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

16:30 - 17:30 BUSINESS MEETING SESSIONS
1:1 ONLINE

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DECOMMISSIONING & DIGITALISATION

Preparation of the Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plants Doel 3 and Tihange 2 in Belgium
Marc De Vleeschhauwer – ENGIE

Opportunities and Risks of the Digitalisation of Processes in Nuclear Decommissioning
Fritz Leibundgut – Paul Scherrer Institut

Software for Cost-optimized Decommissioning Planning Considering Material Flows for Resource Planning
Peter Stängle – RODIAS GmbH

Tracking of Radioactive Waste Packages
José García – JE Project

 

DECONTAMINATION & DECOMMISSIONING TECHNOLOGIES

Advanced Decontamination of Metal and Concrete Surfaces by Laser
Dr. Marion Herrmann – Technische Universität Dresden

Experience and Benefits of a Full System Decontamination (FSD) as a Comprehensive Measure for Source Term Reduction prior to Decommissioning
Dr. Christian Topf & Luis Sempere Belda – Framatome GmbH

Deconstruction of the Highly Reinforced Concrete Structures of the High-Temperature Reactor AVR
Marco Steinbusch – JEN Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen mbH

Introduction of a Modern Production Control System for the Decontamination and Clearance of Building Parts
Ferdinand Bartels – PreussenElektra GmbH

 

LIVE EVENTS (ONLINE)

10:00 - 12:00 BUSINESS MEETING SESSIONS
1:1 ONLINE

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14:30 - 15:00 Q & A SESSION
DECOMMISSIONING & DIGITALISATION

Marc De Vleeschhauwer – ENGIE
Fritz Leibundgut – Paul Scherrer Institut
Peter Stängle – RODIAS GmbH
José García – JE Project

15:30 - 16:00 Q & A SESSION
DECONTAMINATION & DECOMMISSIONING TECHNOLOGIES

Dr. Marion Herrmann – Technische Universität Dresden
Dr. Christian Topf & Luis Sempere Belda – Framatome GmbH
Marco Steinbusch – JEN Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen mbH
Ferdinand Bartels – PreussenElektra GmbH

16:30 - 17:30 BUSINESS MEETING SESSIONS
1:1 ONLINE

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CHARACTERIZATION & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Robot-assisted sorting of radioactive waste for volume-optimized conditioning - VIRERO
Andreas Blank – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Spatially Resolved Gamma Spectrometry of Waste Drums for the Reduction of Artificial Activities (ASGS)
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

Reduced uncertainty in Clearance using Spectroscopy with Plastic Scintillators
Dr. Matthias Richter – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

Non-destructive Material Characterization of Radioactive Waste Packages with QUANTOM
Dr. Laurent Coquard - Framatome GmbH

The Squaring of the Circle – Packaging Germany‘s Nuclear Heritage
Jörg Viermann – GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH

Management and Characterization of RAW from Activated Large Components
Peter Tatransky & Martin Launer – Jacobs Slovakia s.r.o.

MICADO Project – Harmonization of Measurement and Instrumentation for Cleaning and Decommissioning Operations
Dr. Giacomo Mangiagalli – CAEN S.p.A.

Spent Fuel Characterization – 50 Years of Experience at the OECD Halden Reactor Project
Dr. Scott Holcombe – Institute for Energy Technology

Characterzation of Systems for Spectrometry Measurements in Environmental Monitioring, Security and Safety Applications
Dr. Giacomo Mangiagalli – CAEN S.p.A.

Measurement Technology for the Radiological Evaluation of Building Structures
Timo Göhlich - NUVIA GmbH

 

LIVE EVENTS (ONLINE)

10:00 - 12:00 BUSINESS MEETING SESSIONS
1:1 ONLINE

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14:30 - 15:00 Q & A SESSION
CHARACTERIZATION & WASTE MANAGEMENT PART I

Andreas Blank – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH
Dr. Matthias Richter – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH
Dr. Laurent Coquard - Framatome GmbH
Timo Göhlich - NUVIA GmbH

15:30 - 16:00 Q & A SESSION
CHARACTERIZATION & WASTE MANAGEMENT PART II

Jörg Viermann – GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH
Peter Tatransky & Martin Launer – Jacobs Slovakia s.r.o.
Dr. Giacomo Mangiagalli – CAEN S.p.A.
Dr. Erica Franchini – CAEN S.p.A.
Dr. Scott Holcombe – Institute for Energy Technology

16:30 - 17:30 BUSINESS MEETING SESSIONS
1:1 ONLINE

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ABSTRACTS

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Share your experience with the international audience. We are looking forward to your abstract for 2020. A template is available HERE.

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

 

EXHIBITORS



EXHIBITION ICOND 2020

BOOTHPLAN

This is the booth plan for the exhibition of the ICOND 2020.

 

 

EXHIBITORS 2020

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.

 

CONTACT PERSONS

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

 

BOOKING

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the ICOND will only take place as an online event.
For registration you will be redirected to the event page at b2match.

 

ONLINE EVENT

ONLINE
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 to Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Incl. Online-Media access and all
1:1 Online Meetings

950 € / Particpant / excl. VAT

 

FAQ

Please find answers for freqently asked questions

 

How do I get my ticket?

All bookings are made via the website www.icond.de. To book online tickets you will be redirected to an external portal.

You will be forwarded to the portal icond-2020.b2match.io.

Please register and pay by credit card. Afterwards you will receive an access code to log in.

How do the Business Meeting Sessions work?

Via the online portal you can arrange appointments with participants daily during the ICOND DIGITAL from November 24th - 26th in different sessions. For this purpose, it is important to enter as much information as possible about yourself, your company, products or services in your profile on icond-2020.b2match.io.

Are the lectures deposited in a media center? How long will these be available?

The lectures are available in the media center for registered participants until December 11th.

Is there a simultaneous translation also for the online participation?

The lectures will be available both in German and English.