A day in a nuclear dismantling factory – Germany

Experience in dismantling Germany’s Greifswald nuclear power plant, on the Germany’s north eastern Baltic Sea Coast, has proved that both the conventional cutting strategy and large component management can be successful. The first unit of the nuclear plant started operation in 1973. In 1990, after the reunification of Germany, the operating units of Greifswald were shut down. Today, Energiewerke Nord is responsible for the decommissioning and dismantling of both Greifswald and Rheinsberg, along with a number of other nuclear facilities.