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BUCHEN UmweltService

The implementation of legal standards of protection and the highest safety and quality standard are top priority for works in power plants

Nuclear service – we advise on all aspects of nuclear installations

BUCHEN has adapted and continuously improved industrial service processes for use in nuclear installations and power stations based on the requirements of these areas. We offer our customers a portfolio ranging from the planning and implementation of all types of decontamination work all the way to the drafting and execution of full-scale decommissioning and dismantling projects.

Expertise and highly specialised technology

We place at their disposal a highly qualified team of engineers, master craftsmen, technicians and decontamination and radiation protection experts certified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The practical implementation of legal protective regulations and technical rules is BUCHEN's first priority and is continuously monitored by quality management.

Nuclear services – meeting highly sensitive requirements

  • From advice and planning through to detailed and responsible implementation of inspection or decontamination work in power plants or nuclear installations, BUCHEN offers specialist support for many other requirements in this area. This includes, for example, the transportation of radioactive materials or the operation of decontamination workshops.

    • Inspection work in power plants

      We offer the following services for inspection works in nuclear power plants:

      • High-pressure cleaning of containers, heat exchangers and pipeline systems
      • Provision of personnel for transport, decontamination and radiation protection works
      • Cleaning of coolant routes, intake structures and cooling columns

      Dismantling nuclear installations

      In the area of decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear installations, customers can fall back on our extensive expertise, which includes the following:

      • Overall handling of dismantling of research reactor FR2
      • Dismantling of main turbine condenser at Würgassen nuclear power plant (general contractor)
      • Dismantling of lead cells installation at the Jülich research centre
      • Dismantling of WAK (Karlsruhe reprocessing plant) at the Karlsruhe research centre

      Provision of personnel for plant operation

      We provide highly trained staff for the operation of plants. Examples of this are:

      • Decontamination workshops
      • Operation of encapsulation facilities
      • Maintenance cleaning and plant decontamination
      • Radiation protection
      • Operation of waste water systems


      Each decontamination job requires a procedure suitable for the situation. These are e.g.

      • Blasting of components using abrasive media
      • Decontamination using high-pressure water technology
      • Chemical decontamination

    Technology that delivers safety

    • High-pressure water jet technique

      Tools based on high-pressure water technology, some of which are new or further developed, can be effectively deployed for cleaning pipes, heat exchangers as well as containers of all shapes and sizes.

      Automated and manual blasting systems

        • Mobile blasting system MOSTRA II: automatic and manual decontamination of contaminated plant components
        • Mobile blasting system MOSTRA III: manual decontamination of contaminated plant components
        • Hand-held blasting systems: manual decontamination of plant components
        • Troughed belt with centrifugal blasting unit
        • Mobile hand-held blasting system with direct suction for all types of surfaces
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      BUCHEN UmweltService GmbH
      Emdener Straße 278
      50735 Köln
      T +49 221 71770
      F +49 221 7177110

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