Nuclear Decommissioning Planning

Our decommissioning planning and engineering expertise covers holistically the whole decommissioning process from shutdown of the facility to final disposal of the wastes. We have experience on preparing general level decommissioning strategies and decommissioning plans from the preliminary to final versions including extensive cost assessments covering also final disposal expenses. Drawing from our experience, we can review your decommissioning plan to identify areas of improvement and potential for cost savings, update the existing plan, or provide your facility with a new decommissioning plan.

For nuclear power plants
Long experience with different types of facilities

We have been making decommissioning plans for more than 30 years covering different types of facilities and decommissioning phases. Additionally, we have also reviewed and benchmarked decommissioning plans made by others.

Nuclear waste management
Waste stream and waste management planning

We are experts on waste management related activities. Based on our experience on handling all different kinds of waste categories, materials and activity levels, we can optimize your waste management from a holistic point of view.

Cost efficient
Resource and cost estimation and optimisation

In connection to decommissioning planning, we are able to prepare resource plans and cost analysis for project budgeting. Possibly existing decommissioning plans can be reviewed and optimized based on the results of cost analysis .We have executed such cost reviews and cost analysis for several customers during the last years with excellent customer satisfaction rates. The cost estimates vary significantly between countries and sites and the cost savings achieved in the reviews have ranged from dozens to hundreds of millions of euros.

Nuclear decommissioning project cost vary from hundreds of millions to a billion euros. Decommissioning planning comprises of three major streams: safety, dismantling and waste management. Our experience in all these three areas combined with our extensive nuclear license holder and operator background enables the most efficient optimisation of total project cost. Utilising modern design tools supports the planning by visualising complex and challenging environments, thus reducing the uncertainties. Fortum can provide support in all questions related to decommissioning planning.

Our decommissioning planning competences include e.g.:

  • Decommissioning strategy
  • Conceptual decommissioning planning, incl. Dismantling concepts
  • Workflow optimization, including the utilisation of digital solutions
  • Waste stream and waste management planning
  • Waste characterisation, packing and logistics planning
  • Work process optimisation
  • Utilisation of modern digital tools, e.g. reality capture
  • Resource estimations and cost analysis
  • Optimisation of decommissioning plans from safety and cost-efficiency perspectives

Antti Ketolainen

Senior Manager
Decommissioning and Waste
Tel: +358 40 751 8956
Antti [dot] V [dot] Ketolainen [at] fortum [dot] com

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