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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.


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 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.


10:00 Registration



Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH




The EWN, the Interim Storage Facility ESTRAL and the Waste Management Strategy at Lubmin in Germany
Henry Cordes – Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH


Storage of Low-level Radioactive waste in Germany – Status and Challenges
Jens Pöppinghaus – BGZ Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung mbH

14:05 Nuclear Decommissioning in the EU – Strategies and Funding
Gianfranco Brunetti – European Commission


European Decommissioning Market Overview
Michael Kruse – Arthur D. Little GmbH


15:45 Concentration and Synergies on the Nuclear Decommissioning Market – Strategic Orientation using the Example of SAT Kerntechnik GmbH / ROBUR Energy GmbH
Andreas Haars – ROBUR Energy GmbH & Frank Ambos – SAT Kerntechnik GmbH

16:10 New Opportunities? The Japanese Decommissioning Market beyond Fukushima
Dr. Jochen Latz & Dr. Benjamin Sauer – McKinsey & Company

16:35 Reorganization of Responsibility for the Decommissioning of Nucelar Facilities in Russia
Dmitry Bazhenov – TVEL - Fuel Company of ROSATOM


Henry Cordes
Michael Kruse
Frank Ambos
Dr. Jochen Latz


Conference Dinner at Aula Carolina (former Church built in the 13th century)

sponsored by ENGIE GROUP




09:00 Nuclear Safety and Waste Management Research with the Young Generation
Dr. Annika Schäfers – Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

09:25 ARTEMIS – The IAEA Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation
Dr. Vladimir Michal – International Atomic Energy Agency




CAROLINE: A High Integrity Cask with Dedicated Manipulation and Transportation Means
Rob Moelans & Robby Vandendries – TECNUBEL N.V.


Engineering for the Post-Operation Phase – Strategy of a German OEM
Frank Weser – Framatome GmbH

11:35 Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities in Norway
Martin Andreasson – Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND)

12:00 LUNCH



13:00 The Decommisisoning Planning of 101 Heavy Water Research Reactor
Ruizhi Li – China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)

13:25 Decommissioning of the Ignalina NPP – Planning and Execution
Diana Lasyte – SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

13:50 Current Status of Nuclear Decommissioning in Taiwan
Yun-Chung Chi – Atomic Energy Council




14:45 Radionuclides Inventory Calculations of Reactor 1 (RBMK-1000) at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant
Ruslan Kotykov – Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant - Rosenergoatom

15:10 Radwaste Repositories – Examples of Radwaste Repositories Design in Belgium and France

15:35 Lessons Learned from International Decommissioning Planning
Niklas Bergh – Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB

16:15 Business Speed Networking - Make new contacts and get in touch with experts from operators, nuclear industry, authorities and research.

16:30 Get together




09:00 Packaging Planning using AI-based Algorithms
Dr. Philip Harding – Brenk Systemplanung GmbH

09:25 ASGS - An Innovative Way for Waste Characterization - From the First Study to Experimental Validation
Dr. Matthias Fritzsche – Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

09:50 3D Imaging of Nuclear Waste Containers with Muography
Prof. Dr. Ralf Kaiser – Lynkeos Technology Ltd.

10:15 The Characterization of Radioactive Waste: A Critical Review of Techniques Implemented or under Development at CEA
Dr. Cédric Carasco – Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives CEA


11:15 Retrieval of Radioactive Waste from the Asse II Mine - Current Conceptual Design for the Storage Chamber 7/725
Matthias Ruhl – Uniper Anlagenservice GmbH &
Dr. Jens-Uwe Schmollack – TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH

11:40 An Advanced Concept for Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment – Technology and Experiences
Martin Lerche – Fortum Nuclear Services

12:05 Radiochemical Characterization: The Case of Ion Exchange Resins
Patrick Haaß – Nuclear Research and consultancy Group NRG

12:30 Final Statement and Outlook
Prof. Dr. Bruno Thomauske – RWTH Aachen

12:45 Quick Lunch to conclude the Event



Pre-Conference Workshop

13:30 - 18:00



Dr. John Kettler – AiNT GmbH


Optimized Plastic Scintillation Detectors for Body Monitors and Clearance Systems
Daan van Bree – James Fisher Nuclear GmbH


Release Measurement for Radioactive Residues: Methodological, Technical and Economic Aspects
Dr. Marina Sokcic-Kostic – NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH


Optimizing Waste Management Costs by Simulating Real Technologies and Clearance Limits
Dušan Daniška – AquilaCosting


3D Plant Characterisation and Analysis Software to Plan Worker Dose Up-take and Decommissioning Activities
Neil Owen – CREATEC Ltd.




Standardised Electronic Platforms for Motion Control and Sensing in Radiation Environments
Jens Verbeeck – MAGICS Instruments N.V.


Monitoring of Radioactivity in Air and Water of Nuclear Facilities
Dmitrii Chernykh – ENVINET GmbH


Ventilation Concepts for Nuclear Decommissioning
Tobias Finken – Krantz GmbH


Underwater Vacuum Cleaners for Nuclear Dismantling
Claude Maack – Gradel S.à.r.l.





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.





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



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.




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.


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Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen


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

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

All prices excl. VAT.


We have compiled an overview of event-related hotels:




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.


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 €.

& ICOND 2020

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