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Energy consumption only slightly affected by the coronavirus pandemic

In the first three months of this year, energy consumption in Germany was almost 7 % below the comparable value from the previous year (Figure 1). According to preliminary calculations from the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), consumption in the first quarter fell by 6.8 % to 3,457 PJ or 117.9 Mtce. The lower energy consumption due to the economic situation, especially ...

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The Ore Mountains were the Silicon Valley

During the naming of the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří mountain region as a UNESCO World Heritage Site one year ago, it was said that “the Ore Mountains were the Silicon Valley of Saxony” (Figure 1). Not only was the work of the miners underground incredible, there were remarkable developments surrounding science, technology, infrastructure, supplier trade and associated industry within a short period of ...

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Westfalen in alten Reiseberichte – Review

Geographer and Germanist Peter Wittkampf, member of the Geographical Commission for Westphalia, has published a book that, as well as describing local history, takes readers on a journey of the special characteristics of the area, from the pre-industrialisation of Westphalia through to mining. In 1645, Fabio Chigi gave the papal nuncio an overview of the pre-industrial Münster region during the ...

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New innovative Seal Skirting Concept makes „the“ change!

New is the contact-free AirScrape® conveyor belt skirting system, which significantly reduces material spill, dust formation and explosion hazards at transfer points and other critical sections in the conveyor chain. Because this system hovers freely above the conveyor belt, skirt friction and belt damage is eliminated and service life is extended. “The AirScrape system – which encompasses inward facing, hardened-steel ...

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BEUMER

Christian Schneider is the new director of the human resources department “People and Culture” (P&C) at BEUMER Group, headquartered in Beckum/Germany. A lawyer by trade, he will be responsible for the People and Culture division of the corporate group in his new position.

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RWE

At its meeting on28th April 2020, the Supervisory Board of RWE AG, Essen/Germany, decided that Markus Krebber is to succeed Rolf Martin Schmitz as CEO of RWE as of 1st July 2021. The formal decision on the appointment of Krebber as CEO of RWE by 1st July 2021 will be passed the Supervisory Board at a later date. The succession ...

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STEAG

The supervisory board of STEAG GmbH, -Essen/Germany, has filled three vacancies on the company’s management board for the coming years. On 1st May 2020, Michael Baumgärtner, who left his role of CFO on the management board on 30th April 2020, was replaced by Heiko Sanders. The businessman and tax consultant, who holds a doctorate, has many years of experience in ...

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Uniper

At an extraordinary meeting on 22nd April 2020 the Supervisory Board of Uniper SE, Düsseldorf/Germany, elected Prof. Klaus-Dieter Maubach as new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Prof. Maubach began his career in the energy sector in 1995. Over the last 25 years, he has fulfilled many leadership roles in several energy companies, such as E.ON. In addition, he is also ...

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VIK

Barbara Minderjahn, General Manager of the German Association of the Industrial Energy and Power Industry (VIK) in Essen/Germany, has left this association by mutual agreement. Christian Seyfert will take on the role of managing the VIK as a new Managing Director on 1st July 2020. He currently holds a leading position as an authorised signatory for Vattenfall in the regional ...

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