Dismantling nuclear power plants

IBG designs innovative robot modifications and processes to enable experts to remotely disassemble using a control panel.


The goal of the energy transition is a sustainable energy supply that does not depend on fossil and atomic fuels. This transfer is a big challenge. Old plants that are not up to par with the energy transition must be replaced by new ones without endangering the energy supply. To this end, IBG is developing a concept for an automated solution in the context of dismantling a nuclear power plant. The goal of “decommissioning back to greenfield” is the safe disposal of radiant substances without them coming into contact with people and the environment. Since the local environmental conditions do not permit the direct employment of personnel, several robot systems are used for the dismantling measures which can operate from safe distance both remotely controlled and automatically.

Furthermore, IBG, together with the system partner KUKA, will design an industrial robot specially created for this task with an extended arm made of CFRP. This innovative solution allows better ergonomics and cycle time of this system.

Special system robot with extended carbon swingarm
Special system robot with extended carbon swingarm
Special system robot dismantling simulation
Special system robot dismantling simulation

Optimisation of production processes in all sectors

Automation and Robotics as instruments for increasing the efficiency of industrial production processes are designed and developed by the IBG / Goeke Technology Group, under the guiding principle "Transformation of human genius into technical perfection". Technology solutions and high technology systems are designed for the individual requirements of our global clients and all sectors, from our main headquarters in Neuenrade, Dortmund.

Automotive solutions, robotics-based solutions and other technology systems from the IBG / Goeke Technology Group are best-in-the-class industry technologies. We achieve this top level in industrial technology through close interlinking of decades of experience as engineers with science and research. We ensure that our know-how in the automotive and robotics fields, as well as our technology service, benefits from optimisation of industrial processes, but without losing sight at the person at the centre of it all – learn more about our social engagement here.

  • Automation of complex manufacturing and assembly systems
  • Configuration of special systems
  • Development and construction of customer-specific special machines