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STEAG afflicted by fall in electricity prices – future programme shows first signs of success

2016, the STEAG Group, Essen/Germany, generated sales of 3.9 bn €, an 8 % increase, thanks to the expansion of its energy trading activities. At 123 m €, the operating income (EBIT) is almost 50 % less than the previous year. EBITDA of 281 m € were 118 m € less than in 2015. The Group had anticipated these drops in sales and made an announcement to that effect at ...

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LEAG presents mining district concept for Lusatia

In a meeting on 30th March 2017, the Supervisory Board of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG agreed on a concept for the Lusatia lignite mining district for the next 25 – 30 years (Figure 1). Following the sale of the lignite division by the previous owner, Vattenfall, to new owners EPH/PPF Investments, the concept lays the foundations for planning capability in the ...

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Lignite stands for power supply reliability

Last year, domestic lignite once again supplied just under a quarter of the electricity in Germany and therefore made a significant contribution to supply reliability. Despite exhausting all energy saving options, numerous studies show that the electricity demand will increase noticeably over the next three decades, from 500 TWh at present to up to 800 TWh. The future of energy ...

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Optimistic mood at the 6th Essen expert discussion on mining waste disposal sites

The 6th Essen expert discussion on mining waste disposal sites took place on 9th March at DMT GmbH & Co. KG in Essen/Germany and focussed entirely on the forth-coming legal and organisational changes relating to the disposal and permanent storage of radioactive waste. One key topic was the challenges faced by the industry in terms of transferring existing expertise into ...

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THGA briefs politicians in Berlin about post-mining and sustainable raw materials recovery

35 bn t of raw materials are mined annually around the world. Germany produces the majority of the raw materials it needs autonomously. In 2015, their total value amounted to 13.4 bn €. Handling the consequences of mining responsibly plays a crucial role in the acceptance of mining by the population – as political decision-makers are aware. At a parliamentary breakfast ...

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News from the German Mining Network (GMN)

Australia After having bottomed out, the Australian mining industry is looking more optimistic once again. Focussing on this new-found optimism, the largest mining trade fair in the region is reopening its doors in Sydney at the end of August. This year, 27 firms will be represented at a shared German stand, almost as many as the record year in 2015. ...

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Joint German Stand at Exponor mining fair

Every two years Chile hosts the Exponor international trade fair in the mining region’s capital, Antofagasta. This year from the 15th to 19th May, more than 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries received over 40,000 visitors. The German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Chile) participated for the 3rd time with a joint German pavilion, presenting 35 exhibitors: 17 from Germany ...

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BHS-Sonthofen presented with the German Resources Efficiency Award

BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, Sonthofen/Germany and MSW Mineralstoffwerke Südwest received the German Resources Efficiency Award 2016 on 16th February 2017 (Figure 1). The prestigious prize was awarded by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy to the two companies to commend the development and successful implementation of the Combimix process. This process turns a previously worthless mining by-product accumulated in ...

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Major project in Uzbekistan

In January 2016, German company Engineering DOBERSEK GmbH, one of the leading specialists in plant construction, began modernising a plant for copper smelting belonging to the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine in Uzbekistan. The large plant in Almalyk, a town to the south-east of the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, has now been ceremonially commissioned (Figure 1). The new smelting technology in ...

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Successful start-up of RopeCon® which will transport limestone

The successful start-up of a RopeCon® system which will transport limestone from the quarry to the area where it will be processed has recently taken place in Guatemala, approximately 35 km from the capital. The installation, which requires no more than four tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of approximately 1.6 km and covers a vertical ...

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