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Working Group on Energy Balances publishes report on energy consumption in 2018

Germany’s energy consumption in 2018 fell to its lowest level since the early 1970s. With a total volume of 12,963 PJ or 442.3 Mtce, consumption was 3.5 % below the previous year’s level (Figure 1). As outlined by Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (AG Energiebilanzen – Working Group on Energy Balances), Berlin/Germany, in its 2018 Annual Report published at the end of March, this ...

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For the first time in Europe: seismic survey with wireless measuring stations and slip-sweep technology successfully completed

Getting excellent data four times faster than with conventional methods, while still protecting the environment: Using a combination of wireless seismic technology and slip sweep methods that is unique in Europe, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, has investigated a total area of 1,484 km2 in Lower Austria over the past three years. The contract was awarded by the two Austrian ...

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Book review: Atomrecht (Nuclear law)

Nuclear law has changed from being a law on the use of nuclear energy to a law on the phasing out of this technology. This is the consequence of the politically agreed end to the peaceful use of nuclear energy in Germany. The commentary on nuclear law published by Prof. Walter Frenz explains the German Atomic Energy Act (Atomgesetz) and ...

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Chinese mining company becomes co-partner of Halbach & Braun

The shareholders of Halbach & Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. (HB), Hattingen/Germany, have signed an agreement (Figure 1) with Chinese mining group Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd. (YQ). In this way, HB secures a large home market for its products and YQ gains access to German mining know-how and state-of-the-art mining equipment. To ensure ongoing business operations, the two ...

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indurad’s new investors to put them on the radar of mining companies globally

indurad GmbH, Aachen/Germany, announced it has accepted a 4 M € equity investment from Jolimont, a global private equity group that invests in high growth mining equipment, technology and services companies. indurad is the global leader in radar-based automation and productivity solutions for mine sites, train loadouts, stockyard equipment and shiploading facilities. Their patented 2D and 3D radar systems are ...

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Submersible motor pump specialist Pleuger Industries is back

After 18 years in the Flowserve group, Pleuger Industries, the German manufacturer of submersible motor pumps, is once again represented on the market as an independent company. An American investor bought the brand and transferred the strategic management to German hands. From its headquarters and production site in Hamburg, Pleuger Industries now supplies its customers with submersible motor pumps, plunger ...

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Sandvik and IBM Usher in the fourth industrial revolution to the mining industry with IBM Watson

Joint clients of IBM and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, Stockholm/Sweden, one of the world’s largest premium mining equipment manufacturers, are tapping the powers of IoT, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to realize safety, maintenance, productivity and operational efficiency. The mining and rock excavation industry is under growing pressure to increase the global supply of minerals to meet the needs ...

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Wirtgen Group booth at bauma 2019 draws record number of visitors

A total of 120 exhibits, including 18 world premieres and 25 innovations as well as six interactive technology demos: the Wirtgen Group’s booth at bauma (Figure 1) was packed with leading machine and application technologies from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, and John Deere. The trade show in Munich clearly demonstrated that the complementary product ranges of the Wirtgen Group, ...

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DMT

On 31st March 2019, Ulrich Pröpper resigned from the Management Board of DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, and retired. He had been a member of the Management Board since 2014 and was also the head of Human Resources at the company. As well as Human Resources, Pröpper was also responsible for finance and controlling, and for the Plant and ...

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Gazprom

A number of changes have taken place in the composition and functions of PAO Gazprom, Moscow/Russia. Oleg Aksyutin has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee in charge of strategic development, long-term planning, project planning, the shaping and monitoring of the investment program, and procurement activities of Gazprom. Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, will oversee production ...

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