Five hundred employees in multiple locations
Today SKB employs a staff of more than 500. We collaborate extensively with experts and free-lancers outside the company. If these are included, just over 800 people are occupied with the disposal of waste from Sweden’s nuclear power plants.
SKB’s head office is located in Stockholm. We also have offices at Oskarshamn and Forsmark (municipality of Östhammar), where SKB has facilities and operates in various ways to prepare for the construction of the Final Repository for Spent Nuclear Fuel.
The organisation of the company is based on our two main tasks. We have a department called Waste and Decommissioning to deal with the low and intermediate level operational and decommissioning waste from Sweden’s nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Fuel department bears in its turn the collective responsibility for the KBS-3 system for dealing with spent nuclear fuel and constructing the facilities required. The task of the operational department is to operate these facilities safely in compliance with the applicable regulations, permits and contracts. To enable this we have support departments, including one to manage research and technology.
SKB also has two subsidiaries: SKB International AB and SKB Näringslivsutveckling AB (SKB Nu). For the last 30 years SKB International has been providing consultancy services in other countries based on the expertise that has been developed in the Swedish nuclear waste programme. SKB Nu was established within the framework of the agreement on added value signed between SKB, our owners and the municipalities of Oskarshamn and Östhammar. The aims of the company are to develop new and existing companies in the two municipalities.
Managing Director: Eva Halldén.
Waste and decommissioning: Börje Torstenfelt. The department’s main task is to develop and carry out SKB’s programme for low and intermediate level waste. The programme covers planning and developing the system for handling low and intermediate level operational and decommissioning waste from the Swedish NPP’s.
Operations: Susanne Andersson. Operations includes planning, directing, monitoring and developing operations at SKB nuclear facilities, i.e. the Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste (SFR), the Interim Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel (Clab) and transportation systems.
Financial and commercial support: Peter Wass. Support for the President for internal control, monitoring and development of SKB. In addition it offers management and administrative support to the company’s staff and is also responsible for procuring and supplying SKB’s administrative and joint support procedures.
Communications: Anna Porelius. Responsible for internal and external communication, contacts with the media and the community, sponsoring, company profile and added value.
Nuclear fuel: Martin Sjölund. Principal task is to supply an operational KBS-3 system. This includes technological development, implementation of construction projects, safety analysis reports, permit issues as well as overall operational management and coordination.
Safety, quality and the environment: Jessica Palmqvist. Main task is to support, monitor and develop SKB’s work on radiation safety as well as to encourage a sound and well-developed safety culture.
Technology: Magnus Westerlind. The main tasks are to support Clab and SFR, as well as the new nuclear facilities with technology development, project management, design and engineering skills as well as analyses of long-term safety of the repository. Also responsible for the Äspö HRL and the Canister Laboratory.
Human Resources: Ann-Louise Wiklander. Responsible for the operation of the company’s HR procedures and supporting the executive management on personnel issues.