VND – The nuclear decommissioning experts
The last nuclear power plant in Germany will be shut down in 2022, thus completing the nuclear phase-out. But even without being on the political agenda, nuclear power plants around the world are reaching the end of their technical lives and have to be decommissioned and dismantled.
Dismantling these nuclear facilities, as well as dealing with radioactive waste and residual materials and treating them prior to clearance and final disposal, necessitates extensive know-how and compliance with a wide range of regulations. This will pose great challenges for operators of nuclear facilities in the future. In October 2017, VPC therefore decided to create the Nuclear Services business line with the goal of accompanying the administrative and technical process of decommissioning and dismantling nuclear facilities, and implementing it safely and efficiently end-to-end.
The success of the business line on the market and its strong growth led to it being separated from VPC GmbH on 1 January 2020 and spun off to form an independent company, VPC Nukleare Dienstleistungen GmbH (VND). With their knowledge of the treatment of residual materials and the final storage of radioactive waste, the VND staff continue to bring their experience and expertise to bear in dealing with the complex tasks facing their clients.
VND is a member of the Dornier Group and can thus also apply its expertise in energy-related tasks in the important infrastructure areas of plant engineering and operation, energy and environmental technology, renewable energies, mobility, aviation, water and real estate, and, conversely, can access the resources of these Dornier Group business lines.
The Dornier Group unites six companies under one roof as a global infrastructure service provider:
- Dornier Consulting International GmbH
- Conwico GmbH
- Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- Suntrace GmbH
- VPC GmbH
- VPC Nukleare Dienstleistungen GmbH
This gives VND’s clients access to over 2,000 employees at 18 locations in more than ten countries around the world throughout the group.