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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.


Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen




The ICOND always addresses current aspects of nuclear decommissioning and increasingly includes the resulting experience.

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

Anniversary for the ICOND! The 10th ICOND could again take place in October 2021 as a presence event in the Eurogress Aachen. While 37 speakers lectured on market developments and their experiences with international dismantling projects, 45 companies presented their products and services in the fully booked exhibition. Due to the pandemic, there were fewer international participants, but the attendees made good use of the opportunities for new contacts at the proven Business Speed Networking, the Get Together or the Exhibitor Road Show. During the Exhibitor Road Show, participants were guided through the exhibition and the contact persons of the companies presented their decommissioning specific services and products.

The pre-conference workshop focused on the topics of innovative products and process digitalization. Among others, innovative products for laser cutting, laser decontamination, robotics and non-destructive characterization were presented.

The conference was opened by David Peattie, CEO of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority UK, who spoke about current market developments in the UK. How companies are successfully navigating the growing global return market was presented by Dr Jochen Latz of McKinsey & Company, Inc. The presentations by Dr Gabriele Greifeneder of PreussenElektra and Prof. Hartmut Gaßner of the law firm Gassner, Groth, Siederer & Coll. addressed the issue of landfilling cleared radioactive resdues from German NPP decommissioning and rounded off the numerous international contributions.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the 9th edition of ICOND took place in the form of a virtual conference called ICOND DIGITAL 2020.
On the first day, the pre-recorded presentations, which were released in blocks, dealt with the topics of strategies and market developments. Here, Dr. Guido Knott, Managing Director of the largest German operator of nuclear power plants, presented the "Deconstruction Strategy for the Power Plant Fleet of PreussenElektra". In the thematic block "Project status and experience", Bernhard Olm spoke about the "Planning and construction of a dismantling hall for the large components" of EWN. In the cooperation lecture between ORANO and EWN, the "Remotely handled dismantling and packaging of activated waste and core internals" was presented.

The second day focused on digitalization concepts in the context of decommissioning. Various presentations showed the opportunities and optimization potential through the digitalization of decommissioning processes. The second block of the day focused on the latest decontamination processes, such as laser decontamination, among others.
The last day of ICOND DIGITAL 2020 was dedicated to the topic of characterization & waste management, where practical aspects and technical advances were presented on the basis of various projects for the radiological and material characterization of radioactive waste.

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.


The program of the ICOND 2022 will be published in July.

If you are interested in contribution, please contact us at



Dr. Andreas Havenith – AiNT GmbH
13:05 LD-SAFE: Laser Cutting Technology for the Dismantling
of the most Critical Components of Nuclear Reactors
Damien Roulet – ONET Technologies
13:30 Purification and Treatment of Waters from
Wet Cutting Pools and Sludges Processing into SIAL© matrix
Marcela Blazsekova – Jacobs Slovakia
13:55 Robotic Systems Supporting
Decommissioning Operations
Pascal Becker – FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
14:20 Tele-Operation of Multi-Robotic Systems with Augmented Virtuality for Semi-Automated Handling and Cutting of Radioactive Waste
Sebastian Reitelshöfer – Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und
Produktionssystematik der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
15:20 Dismantling of the Radioactive Waste Warehouse Building №1 within the Jose Cabrera NPP D&D Project (Spain), accomplished by ENRESA
Diego Espejo - ENRESA
15:45 cleanNUCLEAR – Latest Developments of cleanLASER
Ablation in Nuclear Industries
Sergej Retich – Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH
16:10 Non-Destructive Material Characterization
of Radioactive Waste Packages with QUANTOM©
Dr. Laurent Coquard – Framatome GmbH
16:35 A Novel Approach to the Localization and the Estimate of
Radioactivity with Large Clearance Monitors
Dr. Bastian Weinhorst – Safetec Entsorgungs- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
17:00 AuDeKa – Major Achievements towards a Fully Automated
Decontamination Solution for Dismantled Parts from Decommissioning
Franz Borrmann – iUS Institut für Umwelttechnologien und Strahlenschutz GmbH
17:25 Determination of Fuel using the Passive
and Active Neutron Counting Technique
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (CANBERRA) GmbH


Dr. Andreas Havenith – AiNT GmbH


Lessons Learned – The Experiences of Great Britain in
Decommissioning and Waste Management
David Peattie – Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
13:15 NND's Journey towards a Digital Decommissioning and
Waste Management Process
Ole Jakob Ottestad – NND Norsk Nuclear Decommissioning
13:40 Navigating Nuclear Decommissioning: Charting a Course within a Growing Market
Dr. Jochen Latz – McKinsey & Company, Inc.
14:05 Innovative Tools for Dismantling of Graphite
Moderated Nuclear Reactors
Jean-Luc Flouttard – Cyclife DS
14:30 The Belgian Decommissioning Market and ENGIE’s Nuclear Services
Peter Berben – ENGIE Corporate
The Squaring of the Circle - Packaging Germany´s nuclear Heritage, Update
Jörg Viermann - GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH
Disposal of Non-Radioactive Waste
in Landfill Sites
Dr. Gabriele Greifeneder – PreussenElektra GmbH
16:30 Difficulties with Landfilling of Released Waste
from Nuclear Decommissioning
Prof. Hartmut Gassner – Anwaltsbüro Gassner, Groth, Siederer & Coll.
16:55 Innovation Way to Decontaminate without Generating Secondary Liquid Waste
Dr. Ben Wealer – Technische Universität Berlin


09:00 Decommissioning of the Ågesta PHWR Reactor
Vessel and Internals
Niklas Bergh – Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB
09:25 Development of a Contact-Art-Metal-Grinding (CAMG)-Technology
for Automated Underwater Cutting
Emily Schmidt – Leibniz-Universität Hannover
09:50 Digitalization Concept to Support Decommissioning Planning
Marc Bogenstahl – Rodias GmbH
11:00 Aerosol Source Term Characterization during Dismantling
Operation at Fukushima Daiichi
Dr. Emmanuel Porcheron – IRSN Institute de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire
11:25 Dismantling and Disassembly of Control Rod Drive
Room Components and Systems
Dr. Heiko Herbell – Framatome & Dr. Lars Behnke – RWE Nuclear GmbH
11:50 Decommissioning of the NNP Mülheim-Kärlich:
Dismantling of the Steam Generators
Philipp Moormann & Dr. Thomas Volmar – RWE Nuclear GmbH
12:15 LUNCH


13:30 Characterization of Radioactive Waste Streams during the
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants
Dr. Marina Sokcic-Kostic – NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH
13:55 Decommissioning of Concrete Structures -
How to Check it Non-Destructively
Dr. Ernst Niederleithinger – Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
14:20 Smart Radiation
Neil Owen – Createc
15:15 Challenges in the Post-Qualification
of Legacy Wastes
Souad Pederzani – GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbh
15:40 Material Analysis
based on Material Vectors
Moritz Gradmann – TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH
16:05 Lessons Learned from Decades of Waste Characterization,
Management and Deposition in Finland
Dr. Petri Kotiluoto – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Antti Ketolainen – Fortum Power and Heat Oy




09:00 Onsite or Online:
How to Make your Presentation Go Nuclear!
Danielle Dobbe – LRCB - Dutch expert centre for screening
09:25 Monte Carlo Simulations of Clearance Monitors using the Code FLUKA
Frederico Geser - Paul-Scherrer-Institut


10:20 Opportunities and Possibilities
for Clearance in Nuclear Decommissioning
Dr. Anton Anthofer – VPC Nukleare Dienstleistungen GmbH
10:45 Case-by-case verification according to § 37 StrlSchV
for the release of buildings and sites
Dr. Stefan Thierfeldt – Brenk Systemplanung GmbH
11:10 State of the Art Free Release
Monitor Systems
Dr. Ingo Kölln – Ludlum GmbH
11:35 New Perspectives
in Clearance of Metal Waste
Dr. Tim Thomas – Safetec Entsorgungs- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH





This is the booth plan for the exhibition of the ICOND 2022.




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.

Our exhibitor information brochure with registration form
can be downloaded HERE.


Ms. Helena Schunk
is available  
from Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm (CET) at
+49 2402 10215-00.




We will offer the business speed networking for participants in 2022 once again. Present yourself and your company to different participants. You will receive an individual run card with the table numbers to visit.

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.


PARTICIPANT DATA (please enter names for several participants under REMARKS)
Please calculate 1 plus 1.

By submitting the booking form, you agree that your data will be used to process your request (further information and revocation instructions can be found in the privacy policy).


Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen - Germany


November 14th - 17th, 2022
Entire Program
Early Bird € 1.195 / Participant
until Sept. 16th, 2022
(€ 1.295 afterwards)

November 15th - 17th, 2022
without Pre-Conference Workshop
Early Bird € 1.095 / Participant
until Sept. 16th, 2022
(€ 1.195 afterwards)

All prices excl. VAT.


  • Participation in the booked event
  • Full Catering during the event
  • Participation in all items on the agenda such as Business Speed Networking, Exhibitor Road Show, Get Together, Conference Dinner
  • Access to the presentation slides in PDF-form in a password-protected area



Ms. Helena Schunk
is available  
from Monday to Friday
8am to 3pm (CET) at
+49 2402 10215-00.


We have compiled an overview of event-related hotels:


Hotel Recommandations (69.3 KiB)


Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions.
Status of information April 09th, 2022



What measures apply during the ICOND?

During the event, the corresponding valid Corona Protection Ordinance applies.

The current Corona Protection Ordinance can be found HERE.


In which form will ICOND 2022 take place?

ICOND will be held exclusively as a face-to-face event.

What is included in the conference fee for participants?
You will receive access to the simultaneously translated presentations, the exhibition, and can participate in the Business Speed Networking, the Exhibitor Road Show, the Get Together and the Conference Dinner at no additional cost. In addition, the participation fee includes a full catering concept including all drinks, lunches and snacks during the duration of the event. After the end of the conference, you will also receive access to the presentation slides in PDF form in a password-protected area.
What infection control measures will be implemented?

The event will take place in compliance with the 3G rules, i.e. upon entry, the participant must provide proof in conjunction with a photo ID that he/she has either been fully vaccinated, recovered or tested negative within the past 48 hours. Furthermore, masks must be worn and a distance of 1.50 m is required, except at the seat taken. Participation in the ICOND with cold symptoms is prohibited.

I have suggestions for improvement and/or constructive criticism.

We appreciate your active contribution to optimize the ICOND! Please contact Ms. Schunk at 02402-102 15 00 or via


I would like to exhibit. Where can I find more information?
You are welcome to contact us regarding a booking for ICOND 2022. Please find exhibitor information HERE


What is included in the exhibitor fees?

We will allocate you an available stand area corresponding to your booked category. Of course we will discuss your preferences with you. The fee covers your stand space without furniture, side or rear walls, but includes electricity and WIFI-access. No participants are included in the stand price! However, you have the option of registering stand personnel at a reduced rate.

I am not an exhibitor at the ICOND, but would still like to advertise my company with a company profile in the Book of Abstracts. Is that possible?

Yes, you are welcome to present your company in the Book of Abstracts on a single or double page, as required, and to present nuclear-specific services or technologies. To do so, please complete the application and template available here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ms. Schunk at +49 2402 10215 00  or via

Will there be a print version of the 2022 Book-of-Abstracts and what is the circulation?

There will be a printed Book of Abstract for ICOND 2022. It will include the abstracts of the presentations, company profiles and the ICOND program. We currently envision a print run of 1,000 copies. The Book of Abstracts will be handed out to each participant at the ICOND and will also be sent by mail to national as well as international users and interested parties.

How can I sponsor the ICOND?

We offer an individual solution for every company size and budget. Whether you are interested in tote bag or lanyard sponsorship, want your company logo on the napkins at the luncheon, or want the Get Together to be held in your name - contact us! Ms. Schunk will be happy to advise you at +49 2402-10215 00 or via


When will the program be announced?

We will publish the current program at the beginning of July.

I would like to submit a paper.

We welcome your contribution and ask for timely submission. A template for the abstract can be found here.


How do I register?

You can register under the "Booking" tab, or also by email, providing your billing address and reference number if applicable.

When will I receive a booking confirmation?

You will receive a registration confirmation and invoice within 5 working days. If you do not receive a response within this period, please contact Ms. Schunk at +49 2402 -102 15 00 or via

Are there any discount arrangements for participants?

If you participate with at least five persons (all identical billing address) we can grant special conditions. Please contact Mrs. Schunk at +49 2402-102 15 00 or via

How can I pay for my ICOND ticket?

After registration we will promptly issue an invoice and ask for bank transfer within 30 days. In exceptional cases, you can pay by credit card or cash at the registration desk at the beginning of the event by prior arrangement.

I am an exhibitor. Can I register booth staff at a reduced rate?

You can register a maximum of two persons as booth staff including full catering with beverages available continuously throughout the event, participation in Conference Dinner, Get Together & Business Speed Networking, max. 2 persons per booth.

The application form is included in the exibitor application form.

My company would like to participate in Meet your Company and sponsor a student(s) or young professional(s).

We look forward to receiving your inquiry! Please contact Ms. Schunk at +49 2402-102 15 00 or via


What is the nearest airport and train station to ICOND?

By plane, we recommend arriving via the nearest airports Cologne (approx. 80 km away) or Düsseldorf (90 km). Brussels and Frankfurt airports are 150 km and 250 km away respectively. Please note possible deviating regulations regarding Covid-19 when traveling internationally via Brussels.

Aachen HBF as the nearest train station is located about 1.8 km from the venue Eurogress.

Which hotels can you recommend?

Here you can find a list of conveniently located hotels as well as information on individual contingent arrangements for ICOND participants.