Nuclear Decommissioning Market Size, Business Strategy, Development Status, Industry Growth, Opportunity Assessment, Future Prospects and Regional Forecast to 2022

Nuclear Decommissioning Market Size, Business Strategy, Development Status, Industry Growth, Opportunity Assessment, Future Prospects and Regional Forecast to 2022

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Market Research Future published a research report on “Nuclear Decommissioning Market Research Report -Forecast to 2022” – Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast to 2022.

Market Scope

The global nuclear decommissioning market is expected to register a CAGR above 6% over the forecast period.

Rise of nuclear accidents is the primary driver of the market. This is attributed to nuclear power plant meltdowns in countries such as Japan. The low costs of decommissioning of research reactors can facilitate market growth. Other major drivers include political pressure for closure of old nuclear power plants and stringent rules for decommissioning of power plants. This can be attributed to early retirements of nuclear power plants by owners and threats from the electricity generation sector. Establishment of steel recycling plants for final dismantling of plants of steel parts which hold a portion of radiation can bode well for the market. The declining prices of renewable energy and shift to alternative energy are other catalysts of the global nuclear decommissioning market.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced plant owners to keep a remote check on the functioning of nuclear plants. The European Council had agreed to invest close to USD 12.3 billion for decommissioning of various nuclear plants in 2020.

Competitive Analysis

The major market players operating in the global Nuclear Decommissioning Market as identified by MRFR are Babcock International Group PLC. (U.K.), Areva Group (France), Studsvik AB (Sweden and Westinghouse Electric (U.S.), ), AECOM (U.S.), EnergySolutions (U.S.), EDF-CIDEN (U.K.), Nuvia Group (France), Enercon Services, Inc. (Germany), GD Energy ServicesSpain). The nuclear power reactor decommissioning market is moderately fragmented. Owing to the high risk of accidents during the decommissioning process, consumers mostly favor the services of established and renowned firms. As a result, there is cut-throat competition among the top players offering nuclear-decommissioning services.

Market Segmentation

The global nuclear decommissioning market is segmented by reactor type, strategy, and capacity.

  • By Reactor Type, it is segmented into BWR, PWR, and GCR.
  • By Strategy, it is segmented into deferred dismantling, immediate, and others.
  • By Capacity, it is segmented into up to 800MW, 801MW-1000MW, and above 1000MW.

Regional Analysis

Europe accounted for the largest market of nuclear decommissioning followed by North America and Asia Pacific (APAC). The growth in Europe was due to government support and environmental concerns for the closure of nuclear power plants. The closure of advanced gas cooled reactors (AGRs) by 2030 can expedite the demand for nuclear decommissioning in the region. The immediate dismantling of nuclear power plants in Italy and Germany can fuel the market growth.

APAC accounts for the largest number of nuclear power plant due to which the use of nuclear decommissioning is increased. Presence of operational nuclear power plants in Japan and South Korea and the risks posed to the surroundings can drive the regional market growth.

North America is expected to witness massive growth during the forecast period owing to many nuclear plants in the region facing closure for the safety of people and environment. The rollout of SAFSTOR in the U.S. for de-fueling of the plant and decontamination of the structure can bode well for the market. The global nuclear decommissioning market in the region can accelerate its growth due to the emergence of specialist companies for dismantling of power plants. This is evident with the joint venture of NorthStar and Orano for decommissioning of plants.

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