The Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Bau und Betrieb von Endlagern für Abfallstoffe mbH (DBE) (The German Society for the construction and operation of waste repositories) is founded in 1979 and based in Peine. The company employs approximately 570 employees and is for 75% owned by the Gesellschaft für Nuklear Service (GNS) with the owners E.ON (48%), RWE (28%), EnBW (18.5%) and Vattenfall (5.5%).
The DBE Technology GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the DBE. The DBE Technology GmbH was founded in 2000 to the powers of the DBE by the federal government outside the tasks in national and international projects with a focus on management of radioactive waste to and use. The company's headquarters is in Peine (Lower Saxony).