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ICOND

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

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:

www.eurogress-aachen.de/en/anfahrt-home/ 
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PARTICIPANTS SPECTRUM

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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

10:00 Registration

12:00 QUICK LUNCH

13:00

Welcome
Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH

 

STRATEGIES & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

13:15

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

13:45

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

14:15 Planning and Construction of a Dismantling Hall for Large Components
Bernhard Olm – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

14:45 Constructions of new Facilities for the Treatment and Storage of Radioactive Waste on the Chernobyl Site
Valentyna Odynytsia – State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAUZEM)

15:15 COFFE BREAK

15:45

Perspectives in the International Collaboration for Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Decommissioning
Rebecca Tadesse – Head of Division of Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning at OECD NEA

16:15 Perspectives of Nuclear Technology in Germany - Setting the Course for the Next Decade
Dr. Thomas Behringer – Kerntechnik Deutschland e.V.

16:45 KEY NOTE: Competence Development and Networking - Supporting Young Professionals
Dr. Katharina Stummeyer – Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH

17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Activities for the Development of Young Professionals – Current Status and Future Prospects
Participants:
Frank Apel – Vorsitzender der Kerntechnischen Gesellschaft
Dr. Hans-Christoph Pape – Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft (BMWi)
N.N. – Vertreter der EVUs

17:45

BUSINESS SPEED NETWORKING
Make new contacts and get in touch with experts from operators, nuclear industry, authorities and research.

18:15

CONFERENCE DINNER

sponsored by ENGIE

 

 

PROJECT STATUS & EXPERIENCES

09:00 Opportunities and Risks of the Digitalisation of Processes in Nuclear Decommissioning
Fritz Leibundgut – Paul Scherrer Institut

09:30 Software for Cost-Optimized Decommissioning Planning Considering Material Flows for Resource Planning
Peter Stängle – GIS - Gesellschaft für integrierte Systemplanung GmbH

10:00

ROAD SHOW - EXHIBITOR ELEVATOR PITCH

10:00 COFFEE BREAK

10:45 Decommissioning Strategy for the Power Plant Fleet of PreussenElektra
Dr. Guido Knott – PreussenElektra GmbH

11:15

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

11:45 The Squaring of the Circle – Packaging Germany‘s Nuclear Heritage
Jörg Viermann – GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH

12:15 LUNCH

 

DECONTAMINATION & DECOMMISSIONING TECHNOLOGIES

13:30

Development, Construction and Commissioning of Decontamination Facilities at Biblis NPP
N.N. – Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH
N.N. – RWE Nuclear GmbH – KKW Biblis

 

14:00 Advanced Decontamination of Metal and Concrete Surfaces by Laser
Dr. Marion Herrmann – Technische Universität Dresden

14:30 Remote Dismantling and Packaging of activated Corewaste and Reactor-Internals
Ralf Oberhäuser – ORANO GmbH
Ralf Borchardt – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 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

16:15 Deconstruction of the Highly Reinforced Concrete Structures of the High-Temperature Reactor AVR
Marco Steinbusch – JEN Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen GmbH

16:45 Rückbau des Kernkraftwerks Mülheim-Kärlich
Dr. Thomas Volmar – RWE Nuclear GmbH - Anlage Mülheim-Kärlich

17:15 Introduction of a Modern Production Control System for the Decontamination and Clearance of Building Parts
Ferdinand Bartels – PreussenElektra GmbH

17:45 Get together

 

 

CHARACTERIZATION & WASTE MANAGEMENT

09:00 MICADO Project – Harmonization of Measurement and Instrumentation for Cleaning and Decommissioning Operations
Dr. Giacomo Mangiagalli – CAEN S.p.A.

09:30 Spent Fuel Characterization – 50 Years of Experience at the OECD Halden Reactor Project
Dr. Scott Holcombe – Institute for Energy Technology

10:00 Retrieval, Characterization and Treatment of Radioactive Waste from the Asse II Mine
Dirk Laske – Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung GmbH (tbc)

10:30 ROAD SHOW - EXHIBITOR ELEVATOR PITCH

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 Spatially Resolved Gamma Spectrometry of Waste Drums for the Reduction of Artificial Activities (ASGS)
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

11:45 Tracking of Radioactive Waste Packages
José García – JE Project

12:15 Final Statement and Outlook
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske – RWTH Aachen

12:30 Snack to conclude the Event

 

 

Pre-Conference Workshop

13:30 - 18:00

RADIATION PROTECTION - METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION

13:15

Welcome
Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH

13:30

Real-Time Software Tools for Modelling and Characterising Nuclear Environments – Radiation Protection Training
Dr. Istvan Szöke – Institute for Energy Technology

14:00

Airborne Discharges of Nuclear Facilities during Normal Operation – Radiological Models in Two Countries
Dr. Olaf Nitzsche – Brenk Systemplanung GmbH

14:30

Monitoring of Radiation Exposure at Entrances and Exits of Controlled Areas
Dr. Rüdiger Collatz – Berthold Technologies GmbH

15:00

Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimetry System for Personnel Monitoring of Ionizing Radiation
Dr. Reiner Eßer – Dosimetrics GmbH

15:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:00

State of the Art Contamination Monitor Systems
Daan van Bree – James Fisher Nuclear GmbH

16:30

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

17:00

Technologies for Radiation Protection and Characterization of Surfaces and Objects
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lange – Mirion Technologies (Canberra GmbH)

17:30

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

 

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.

 

BUSINESS SPEED NETWORKING

BUSINESS SPEED NETWORKING 2020

After a successful premiere at ICOND 2017, we will once again offer the business speed networking for participants in 2020. 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.

BOOKING

ONLINE BOOKINGFORM
BOOKING
PARTICIPANT DATA (please enter names for several participants under REMARKS)
BILLING DATA ACCORDING TO YOUR COMPANY POLICY
ADDITIONAL REMARKS
What is the sum of 5 and 8?

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).

INFO & PRICING

VENUE
Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Germany

ICOND

November 24th - 26th 2020
1.140 € / Participant
(Early Bird 1.035 € until Sept. 16th, 2020)

ICOND including
Pre-Conference-Workshop
November 23rd - 26th 2020
1.284 € / Participant
(Early Bird 1.150 € until Sept. 16th, 2020)

All prices excl. VAT.

ACCOMODATION

We have compiled an overview of event-related hotels:

  PDF-DOWNLOAD

 

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.

DISCOUNT

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

For the second participant we allow 50 € discount.

For every further participant we allow 100 € discount.

Representatives of nuclear regulatory and licensing authorities as well as government departments and academic institutions receive a discount of 150 €.

COVID-19
CORONA-PANDEMIC
& ICOND 2020

The conference will take place in compliance with precautionary and hygiene measures!