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Dismantling nuclear power plants.

The dismantling of nuclear power plants is a demanding task: the plant components must be expertly dismantled, possibly decontaminated and safely transported away. The latter also applies to any radioactive waste that requires a suitable final repository. The costs for dismantling nuclear power plants generally exceed one billion euros. If not done properly, they can rise sharply, which is why the decommissioning of nuclear power plants requires expertise. In addition, radiation protection plays a central role in dismantling. It is essential to prevent ecological and health impairments caused by radioactivity.

When it comes to dismantling, expertise is not only important but essential. At KAEFER, we work with efficient management systems and set high standards for safety and quality. Our specialists bring decades of experience to the table and carry out all work precisely and conscientiously. Our certification in accordance with KTA 1401 also speaks for safe dismantling. Our working standards meet the requirements of the hazardous substances and industrial safety ordinances of the legislation. In addition, our experts always comply with the technical regulations for hazardous substances.

KAEFER's services & solutions in decommissioning:


  • Create deconstruction concepts
  • Planning for residue processing
  • Create tender documents

Deconstruction and dismantling

  • Provision of qualified dismantling fitters and plant mechanics
  • Operating personnel for the residue processing centres
  • Residue tracking experts
  • Water management for wet wire sawing processes
  • Qualified steel construction welders


  • Transport with crane and industrial trucks
  • Assembly of mobile enclosures
  • Container coordination


  • Radiation protection experts
  • Safety coordinators
  • Occupational safety experts
  • Welding supervisors