New alliance for nuclear decommissioning in Germany, Sweden

GE Hitachi (GEH) Nuclear Energy and Bechtel have joined forces to provide decommissioning services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden. The two companies will provide a full range […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

GE Hitachi (GEH) Nuclear Energy and Bechtel have joined forces to provide decommissioning services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.

The two companies will provide a full range of services, including pre-shutdown planning, licensing, project development and management, demolition, waste handling and site closeout.

Bechtel has more than three decades of experience in cleanup, decommissioning, remediation and closure at more than 500 contaminated sites across the world, including the Sellafield site in the UK.

GEH offers decommissioning project expertise, including experience gained from reactor replacement projects in Japan.

Lance Hall, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Services at GEH said: “The alliance of GEH and Bechtel provides customers a complete offering of decommissioning services that draws upon the comprehensive experience, resources and project management expertise of both companies.

“As plants in Germany and Sweden shut down, this alliance will support customers through the end of the nuclear power plant lifecycle.”

The UN has asked the UK to suspend works at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset.