Nukem Nuklear has recently signed a co-operation agreement with the Beijing Institute of Nuclear Engineering (BINE) for radioactive waste treatment and the decommissioning of nuclear installations. The Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) recommended and supported the partnership following the recent visit of CNNC’s president Li Dingfan to Germany. Nukem has implemented several projects in China over the last three years.

BINE and Nukem will in future market their combined decommissioning and waste treatment services both in China and beyond. Nukem hopes that the partnership with BINE, a local company with a strong reputation in China’s nuclear industry, will lead to a strengthening of its position in the Chinese market. Waste treatment and disposal has been declared as a high priority in China’s recently approved five-year plan.