SKB, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, is engaged in one of Sweden’s largest environmental protection projects. SKB is tasked to manage and dispose of all the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden in a safe way.
SKB is owned by the nuclear power companies and has a statutory duty to deal with the disposal of Swedish nuclear waste and to pay for such operations.
SKB’s international support work started back in the early 1980s in response to requests for technical information and know-how from other national programmes for the disposal of nuclear waste. As a direct result, Nuclear Waste Management was established as a department within SKB back in 1984.
In 2001, the business was transformed into a subsidiary of SKB under the name SKB International Consultants AB. The company name was later changed to SKB International AB. Since the start in 1984, hundreds of missions and projects have been carried out aimed at helping solve the global challenge of nuclear waste. SKB International has supplied and is still supplying the technology, methodology and know-how developed in SKB’s programme from more than 45 years of research and technology development, site selection, stakeholder engagement, and the licensing of low and intermediate level waste and spent fuel repositories in Sweden.