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MVV

From 1st October 2019, Christian Hower-Knobloch will be the new managing director for the marketing and commercial division of MVV Umwelt GmbH, a subsidiary company of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim/Germany. The former head of corporate development at STEAG GmbH in Essen will manage the business of MVV Umwelt GmbH together with Joachim Manns and succeeds Martin Becker-Rethmann, who left the ...

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RAG

The supervisory board of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, is welcoming two new members. Lord Mayor of Herne Frank Dudda and Georg Maringer, vice-president for administration and economic management at the University of Applied Sciences (htw) in the Saar region, have now been appointed to the Supervisory Board. Dudda succeeds Joachim Poß as employee representative. Maringer is taking up the office of ...

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ABEL received order for 14 diaphragm pumps

ABEL GmbH, Büchen/Germany, received a large order in March 2019 for the delivery of 14 diaphragm pumps (Figure 1). A Mexican mining company commissions the German pump manufacturer to supply 14 hydraulic diaphragm pumps to be used for the transport of sulfuric acid-containing jarosite sludge in the course of zinc production. The entire process of hydrometallurgical zinc extraction is also ...

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World record: Bauer trench cutter technology reached 228 m

On 17th June 2019, BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen/Germany, together with a joint venture partner successfully completed the first 228 m cutter bulk sample on FalCon project in Canada. This depth has never been reached by a trench cutter in any commercial application worldwide before and proves that Bauer cutter technology cannot only be used in specialist foundation engineering, but is ...

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Building blocks for the future: Continental reinforces focus on digital solutions for the construction business

In tough conditions such as mining and construction sites, efficiency and safety are key. However, underinflated tires are still a major cause of breakdowns and service calls. On average, one third of fleet tires are underinflated. This not only has an effect on fuel consumption but also on the tire life – with 10 % underinflation, tread life is reduced by ...

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Pleuger Industries supplies process water pumps to Chile’s leading copper mine

The Chilean Collahuasi Mine in the Pica district of the Tarapacá region produces more than 5,000 t/a of fine copper, making it one of the largest copper mines in the world. Two opencast mines, Rosario and Ujina, provide the necessary copper ores, which are smelted on site into copper concentrate and cathodes. Destination: Far East and the Chilean copper industry. For ...

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At the heart of the process

Basalt production has increased by 20 % since Vogelsberger Basaltwerk modernized its processing plant by installing a new high-reduction secondary crusher. 60 km northeast of Frankfurt in south-western Germany, Vogelsberger Basaltwerk GmbH & Co. KG (VBW) extracts basalt from a 19 million year old formation beneath the Vogelsberg mountain range, Central Europe’s largest contiguous volcanic region (Figure 1). VBW produces gravel, ...

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Following the end of the coal mining industry in Germany, RAG-Stiftung makes its first payment honouring perpetual obligations

The 2018 business year was another extremely successful one for RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, as the Board of Executives reported at the Annual Press Conference at the Zollverein World Heritage Site on 6th June 2019 (Figure 1). The foundation reported a record profit of 912 M € in 2018. 458 M € of that came from the 3.5 % capital gain of its Evonik shares in September ...

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Awards ceremony for the „Förderturm der Ideen“ school competition – top projects are now being put into action

Teams of school pupils have been diligently promoting their ideas in the Ruhr region, and with the online vote having drawn to a close, the time has finally come. The winners of the “Förderturm der Ideen” school competition have been announced: Bochum is getting a recreation area, Essen can look forward to smart lamps, Duisburg-Rheinhausen is establishing a meeting group ...

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STEAG plans efficient, custom energy concept for Bottrop coking plant

The energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is developing a custom, sustainable energy concept for the coking plant in Bottrop together with steel producer ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH. A modern joint-venture power station, which will be fundamental to the production of electricity, heat and steam, is to be established in the area of the RAG central workshop at the former Prosper-Haniel mine. ...

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