Studsvik is a leading supplier of nuclear decommissioning services. We utilize our unmatched decommissioning planning expertise to ensure any and all decommissioning projects are completed safely, efficiently, reliably, and in the most cost effective manner.
The decommissioning process is long and complicated. Studsvik's services cover the entire decommissioning and dismantling process from feasibility studies, planning and project management to practical work with radiological surveys, dismantling, demolition and the subsequent waste management and recycling. Our range of clients includes nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel and research facilities as well as industrial companies.
Studsvik’s main advantage is the ability to offer fully integrated “all in one” project concepts, thanks to our organization and our partners which comprise all necessary services to perform complete turnkey decommissioning projects. These services include engineering for planning, radiation protection, decontamination, optimized dismantling, packaging, transport to disposal, radioactive waste treatment melting/recycling and incineration/pyrolyzing and Freeze-tech.
Studsvik has access to advanced decommissioning methods for surface decontamination of building structures. We have equipment available for volume reduction, monitoring and free-release of materials. Additionally, we have integrated the onsite treatment, packaging, transportation and off-site processing of contaminated materials.
Our personnel are highly flexible, multi-skilled and prepared to act independently as well as responsibly. Tailor-made regular training sessions ensure enduring motivation and state-of-the-art performance.
Some of the services Studsvik can offer in nuclear decommissioning include:
- Optioneering and Feasibility Studies
- Planning and Engineering
- Preparation and Specifications of RFPs
- Licensing Support
- Concept Design and Technology Selection
- Cost Assessment
- Regulatory Compliance
- Research and Development Support
Studsvik, Westinghouse and Cyclife have signed a teaming agreement to jointly offer a full range of decommissioning services for nuclear power plants in Europe. The cooperation will be marketed under the separate brand name of ndcon.
The first commercial nuclear power plants in Europe were commissioned over 50 years ago and many of these units are now approaching their designed operating life. Additionally, in some instances, political decisions have shortened the expected operation of nuclear power plants. In the case of Germany, it has been decided to phase out its 17 nuclear reactors by 2022. Eight of those reactors were immediately shut down in March 2011. For these reasons, a significant number of nuclear power plants across Europe will need to be decommissioned and dismantled in the next 15 to 20 years. Studsvik and ndcon are ideally positioned to offer the full decommissioning solution for these markets.