Every nuclear installation needs to be decommissioned and dismantled at the end of its lifespan. Depending on the type of nuclear installation, this work varies from quasi-classical demolition work to complex remote-handled activities.
As commercial nuclear activities started in the 1960s in Europe, many installations today are ready for decommissioning. Efficient decommissioning leads to a minimisation of the amount of nuclear waste.
D&D and TBE
TBE assists you in your dismantling activities, from decommissioning of an installation to site clearance to greenfield:
- techno-economical studies:
optimising the financial D&D strategy of your installation;
- regulatory work:
preparing the dismantling plan to obtain a dismantling license;
- safety studies:
ensuring a safe decommissioning and dismantling;
- operational work:
defining operational procedures, selecting dismantling tools, … ;
- waste management:
defining & optimising the nuclear waste flows;
- radiation protection:
performing ALARA dose rate studies for D&D activities;
from dose rates measurements during operations to ground samples for site clearance.