Westinghouse Awarded Decommissioning Contract in Germany

December 10, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Cranberry Township, PA, December 10, 2021 - Westinghouse Electric Company announced it has signed a contract with RWE Nuclear GmbH to dismantle two reactors in the Gundremmingen nuclear facility in Germany.

“This is one of the most technically demanding scopes in the decommissioning of the Gundremmingen site,” said Plant Manager, Dr. Heiko Ringel. “For this reason, we selected Westinghouse as an experienced partner who can efficiently and reliably manage the complexity of the project at the highest level of safety and quality.”

Westinghouse offers the full lifecycle of nuclear power plants from new plant design, plant maintenance and operations all the way through deactivation and decommissioning. The company is a leader in specialized decommissioning of reactors, with the largest number of successfully executed decommissioning scopes over the last decade. This includes the dismantling and safe removal of reactors in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States.

“We appreciate the trust that RWE has placed in Westinghouse to deliver this critical phase of the Gundremmingen decommissioning project,” said Sam Shakir, President of Environmental Services at Westinghouse. “Our decades of hands-on experience and depth of services enable us to reduce risk and deliver confidence when partnering with customers to retire plants and restore landscapes.”

The contract includes several scopes to deliver higher efficiency in execution. This includes dismantling and packaging of the reactor pressure vessels, reactor heads, reactor internals, storage racks, and adjacent concrete shielding structures.