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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/Russian) 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:

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.



In the summer of 2019, the upcoming ICOND program will be published.
10:00 Registration



Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH




Decommissioning of PreussenElektra NPPs
Stephan Krüger – PreussenElektra GmbH


Strategies for Radiological Characterisation in Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Arne Larsson – Cyclife Sweden AB on behalf of OECD/NEA

14:15 Experiences in PWR Full System Decontamination – Effective and Material-Saving Process
Dr. Dietmar Nieder – RWE Nuclear GmbH - KKW Biblis &
Anna Prüllage – Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

14:45 Shipping of Spent Fuel from the Obrigheim NPP to the Neckarwestheim on-site dry Storage Facility over the River Neckar
Ronald Schürrle – EnBW Kernkraft GmbH


16:00 Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant Mülheim-Kärlich
Dr. Thomas Volmar – RWE Nuclear GmbH - Anlage Mülheim Kärlich

16:30 In-situ Metrology for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities – MetroDECOM II
Dr. Steven Bell – National Physical Laboratory (UK) on behalf of the MetroDecom II consortium


Panel Discussion: Nuclear Decommissioning in Germany
Dr. Thomas Volmar
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske
Gerrit Niehaus


Conference Dinner at the Former Railway Depot

sponsored by Tractebel & Tecnubel


09:00 Dismantling of the Fuel Fabrication Plant of FBFC in Belgium
Nathan van Raemdonck – TECNUBEL B.V. &
Felix Langer – NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH

09:30 Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities in Belgium and abroad
Jos Boussu – TRACTEBEL Engineering S.A.



10:00 Challenge or Opportunity? Decommissioning Market Perspectives and Success Factors
Dr. Jochen Latz – McKinsey & Company


11:00 Risk Management in Nuclear Decommissioning
Patrick Wilson – TÜV Rheinland Risktec Ltd.


Experience in the Decommissioning of the ZION Nuclear Power Plant in the USA
Stefan Dätig – Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH



12:00 Cutting and Packaging of Irradiated Control Rods at Brunsbüttel NPP
Ralf Oberhäuser – ORANO GmbH &
Ralf Borchardt – EWN Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

12:30 LUNCH



13:30 Virtual Reality Training (VRT) – Safety in Dismantling of KTE Nuclear Facilities
Timo Liedtke – KTE Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH

14:00 Building Information Modeling – Efficient and Optimized Dismantling Planning
Shahin Farahzadi – formitas AG




15:00 Use of VR in Decommissioning Planning and Training
Jan Porsmyr – Institute for Energy Technology

15:30 Accident with Significant Activity Release – Decontamination and Protection against Nuclear Hazards
Martin Rathgeber – NucTec Solutions GmbH

16:15 Business Speed Networking - An opportunity to generate contacts to other participating experts from operators, nuclear industries, authorities etc.

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




09:00 Challenge in Release with the Clearance Measurement System
Dr. Tim Thomas – Safetec Entsorgungs- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH

09:30 Non-Destructive Test Investigation and Characterization of Historical Wastes
Dr. Grégoire Augé – ONET Technologies SAS


Optimization of Waste Packing by Combination of Theoretical Prognosis and Measurement Data
Lars Ackermann – Framatome GmbH


11:00 Active and Passive Nuclear Fuel Determination
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

11:30 Recycling of Lightly Activated Components and Scrap from NPPs in Europe
Barry Moloney – Olenian Ltd

12:00 Final Statement and Outlook
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske – RWTH Aachen

12:15 Quick Lunch to conclude the Event



Pre-Conference Workshop

13:30 - 18:00



Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH


Evolution of Portable Dose Rate Meters
Matthias Feyl – automess GmbH


Measurement Systems for Waste Management, Decommissioning and Dismantling
Giuliano Mini – CAEN SyS s.r.l.


Waste Assay Monitoring Systems
Mangirdas Zavackas – BSI Instruments Ltd.


Development of Laser Technologies for Mobile Surface Decontamination
Torsten Kahl – Technische Universität Dresden




Surface Treatment by Laser Treatment
Pieter Cretskens – Netalux N.V.


L.DCom - The Laser Cutting Technology for Nuclear Decommissioning
Guillemin Julien – ONET Technologies SAS

17:00 Radiochemical Characterization of Reactor Internals: Lessons Learnt
Tanja Tomasberger – NRG Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group

PUG³ Software for the Support of Clearance Measurements
Dr. Tobias Hein – Brenk Systemplanung GmbH





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.





This is the booth plan for the exhibition of the ICOND 2019.




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.




After a successful premiere at ICOND 2017, we will once again offer the business speed networking for participants in 2018. 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.


What is the sum of 2 and 5?

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Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen


November 12th - 14th 2019
995,00 € / Participant
(Early Bird price until Sept. 14th, 2019
895,00 € / Participant)

ICOND including
November 11th - 14th 2019
1.095,00 € / Participant
(Early Bird price until Sept. 14th, 2019
985,00 € / Participant)

All prices excl. VAT.


We have compiled an overview of event-related hotels:




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


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%.