The Energiewerke Nord GmbH (EWN) decommissions and dismantles the Greifswald Nuclear Power Plant (KGR) in the Land of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Rheinsberg NPP (KKR) in the Land of Brandenburg.
Besides the dismantling activities the disposal and interim storage of spent fuel elements and the resulting radioactive waste are main tasks of EWN.
The German Federation assigned EWN to manage the final disposal of all radioactive waste from the public sector.
The nuclear fuel stored in CASTOR casks in the Interim Storage Facility North (ISN) will be taken to a Federal Final Storage Facility for heat developing radioactive waste, in the long term. The other radioactive material is being kept at the ISN site until it will be taken to the Federal Final Storage Facility "Konrad" (final storage of radioactive waste with negligible heat development) or it will be taken to the scrap dealer after cleaning and after exemption by the authorities.
The only shareholder of the EWN is the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Because of the gained experiences EWN takes part in projects concerning decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of nuclear plants at home and abroad.
In 2003 the EWN took over the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchsreaktor GmbH (research reactor) in Jülich and 2006 the WAK Wiederaufbereitungsanlage Karlsruhe Rückbau- und Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (reprocessing plant) as subsidiary companies.
As a result of the negotiations between the G8-States in Kananaskis (Canada) in 2002, it was decided to implement the project for disposal of nuclear submarines under the leadership of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology instructed EWN to manage the project. The Project was extended in 2008 with the construction of the waste management centre Saida.
The Energiewerke Nord GmbH (EWN) became a shareholder of the Company Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Bau und Betrieb von Endlagern für Abfälle mbH (DBE) (This company is commissioned to design and construct federal facilities for the long-term storage and disposal of radioactive waste.)
Moreover, EWN is changing the former Greifswald NPP site into an important centre of energy and industry in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The necessary infrastructure - as road and railway connections - is available on site; as well as an industrial harbour and the connection to the switchyard and the high voltage system of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH. For the different site reuse projects EWN provides areas and buildings for investors from home and abroad for sale or leasing.
The connection to the German-Russian gas pipeline Northstream is an important project for the site. The pipeline was put into operation in November 2011, a second line in 2012.
Further investors consider the construction of conventional gas power plants.
In the cleared turbine hall of the nuclear power plant investors started with the production of ship components and maritime cranes in 2007. Today some companies produce big Components for offshore Windparks. On site there is also a professional corrosion protection company. This is an imported basic of the metal and steel construction site "Lubminer Heide"