Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It’s my greatest pleasure, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to welcome you to attend the World Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Congress (Europe) 2016, which will be held on September 12-14, in London, UK.

Around the world, nuclear clean-up is becoming a major growth industry, with over 400 reactors being decommissioned or awaiting decommissioning. More than 200 nuclear power stations across the world are expected to be closed by 2030, almost half of the number that are currently in operation.

There are around 90 reactors are currently in their shutdown stage in the EU. Europe expects to decommission almost 150 of its nuclear power plants by 2030, which accounts for nearly 69% of the total global number of expected nuclear power reactor closures by 2030, the largest amount for any region. Experts predict that the commercial market for decommissioning in Europe could, barring any changes, be as high as $81.5bn USD.

Currently, more than 75% of the total number of reactors in shutdown state in the EU are in the UK, France and Germany. The commercial market for decommissioning in the UK, France and Germany are huge. Even though a lot of progresses have been achieved, a lot more challenges are still awaiting for solutions.

The management of nuclear wastes from operation and decommissioning stages remains as a great challenge for the whole world. Endeavors have been made around the world with a lot of achievements, while the management of intermediate and high level wastes are still requiring for an effective solution.

The World Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Congress (Europe) 2016 is the only nuclear decommissioning and waste management event covering the whole world markets across Europe, Americas, Asia, and Africa, and focuses on Europe with special attention to the UK, France and Germany.

The congress in London, will offer you a comprehensive coverage of the nuclear decommissioning and waste management markets with fresh project updates and various case studies. Meanwhile, for those who are keen to find new investment opportunities or strengthen their presence in the global market, especially the European market, this two days congress will provide plenty of opportunities to meet your future partners.

I am looking forward to seeing you in London!

Best regards,

Organizing Committee of World Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Congress (Europe) 2016


Day One Morning

0930-1030 North America Focus
Nuclear Reactors Decommissioning Status and Waste Management Approaches in the United States

Nuclear Decommissioning Programmes in Canada: Current Status and Prospects

1100-1130 Asia Focus
Decommissioning Preparation for the Kori NPP 1 in South Korea

Decommissioning Situation of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

1200-1230 Africa Focus
Radioactive Waste Management in South Africa

Day One Afternoon

1400-1500 North Europe Focus
Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities in Sweden and the Plan for a Geological Disposal Facility

Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning in Finland

1500-1530 Central & Eastern Europe Focus
Ignalina NPP’s Decommissioning Progress and Plan in Lithuania

1600-1700 Western Europe Focus
Status of Decommissioning Activities of Italian Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Decommissioning in Spain: Current Status and Prospects

1700-1800 Latin America Focus
Radioactive Waste Management Solutions and Reactor Decommissioning Preparations in Brazil

Regulatory Approach on Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations in Argentina

1800 Leaders’ Roundtable
Challenges and Solutions for Nuclear Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management around the World

Day Two Morning

0900-0940 Opening keynotes

0940-1110 National Policy and Commitment for Nuclear Decommissioning in Europe

Day Two Afternoon

1140-1500 Legal and Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Decommissioning: License and Safety

1500-1740 Nuclear Decommissioning Funds & Spends Management

Day Three Morning

0840-1310 Nuclear Decommissioning Project Updates and Contract Opportunities in Europe

  • UK Focus
  • France Focus
  • Germany Focus
  • Other Countries Focus
  • Day Three Afternoon

    1410-1550 Management of Nuclear Decommissioning: Project, Supply Chain and Knowledge

    1550-1730 Advanced Technologies and Services for Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management

    1730-1850 Nuclear Waste Management and Treatment of Spent Fuel

    In the event brochure, you will know the 3-day conference this year will more focus on the progress of African nuclear projects.