Modification and Dismanteling of nuclear installations

Nucleaire ontmanteling

The coming years will see the modification and even dismantling of nuclear installations become increasingly important.

Every site and situation will need an individual study so the optimal working method can be determined to take account of such factors as safety, planning, technical options, the volume of nuclear waste and respect for the environment.

Interboring has already played an important role in Belgian nuclear sites over the past 20 years. 


Permanent evolution

The techniques for dismantling nuclear installations are constantly evolving. We expect this trend to continue in the coming years.

Drilling, sawing and grinding with diamond tools are very useful in the construction industry every day; but for use within a nuclear site, the tools must be thoroughly adapted to meet the complex requirements of the sector. Usually, these works have to be carried out dry while ensuring minimum dust is produced.

INTERBORING works in the nuclear sector every day. As required in hospitals and military areas, security and transparency are extremely important.

And the use of cooling water is often avoided in this sector. This is to prevent cross-contamination, further contamination and to limit nuclear waste. This is why we have made internal modifications to many of our machines so we can work “dry”.

Techniques used

dry drilling

  • dry drilling
  • dry wall sawing
  • dry floor sawing
  • dry wire sawing
  • demolition of concrete using a radio-controlled demolition robot
  • milling/grinding floors and walls


Interboring works closely with a select group of manufactures to improve the techniques, machines and diamond.