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Largest mixer in the corporate history of BHS

Sonthofen, Germany, 01 April 2020. After winning an international tender, BHS-Sonthofen was commissioned with constructing the largest mixer in the company’s history (Figure 2). An Indian zinc mine operator required a mixer with a very large filling capacity. The proven Combimix system with overflow was custom-built by BHS-Sonthofen in this extraordinary size and shipped off to India. Ease of maintenance, ...

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STEAG provides climate-friendly geothermal energy in Erding

STEAG New Energies GmbH, Saarbrücken/Germany, and the Zweckverband Geo-wärme Erding (Erding Geothermal Energy Association) are expanding the existing Erding 1 combined heat and power plant, which will enable up to 18 % of the total heating requirements of the Bavarian district town of Erding to be covered by geothermal energy in the future (Figure 1). This climate-friendly method will also supply the Erding ...

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Private households are using less energy for heating and lighting

The energy demand for heating and lighting in Germany has decreased in the last ten years (Figure 1). According the current calculations by the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), the heating demand in 2018 was 17 % lower than in 2008. A significant proportion of this change is due to temperature differences between the two years. After compensating for ...

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Renewables opening doors for innovative energy solutions in mining

The year 2019 was the turning point for renewable energy projects at remote mines. More than a dozen projects were commissioned or announced. Mining companies have adopted solar and wind power to reduce their energy cost and carbon footprint in a rather lengthy process. In the last years, successful flagship projects have removed concerns about production loss and independent power ...

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WESTKALK plans own extraction system

With regards to work safety, health- and environmental protection the enterprise WESTKALK Vereinigte Warsteiner Kalksteinindustrie GmbH & Co. KG, Warstein/Germany, is planning to install an own extraction system for limestone spillage in their jet mill at the factory in Kallenhardt (Figure 1). This is supposed to improve the plant’s cleanliness and reduce dust exposure for staff members and surroundings long-term. ...

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Atlas Copco

Florian Eckert has managed the industrial compressed air segment at Atlas Copco Kompressoren und Drucklufttechnik GmbH in Essen/Germany since 1st February 2020. Eckert previously worked as Marketing Manager for industrial compressed air.

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DVGW

Wolf Merkel started work as the full-time Member of the Board of Management responsible for water at the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) in Bonn on 3rd February 2020. Merkel had been unanimously appointed at a committee meeting in November 2019. His division of the Management Board also includes responsibility for several support functions and ...

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Epiroc

Epiroc Deutschland GmbH, Essen/Germany, has had a new General Manager since the start of the year: On 1st January 2020, Momcilo Maric succeeded Stephan Ketteler who in turn has taken up the post of Managing Director of Epiroc Southern Asia in Indonesia. With his appointment, Maric has assumed regional responsibility for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.

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EWE

EWE AG, Oldenburg/Germany, has appointed Georg Boie as the new Managing Director of EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH. He succeeded Alwin Schlörmann on 1st January 2020, who will now apply his experience to consulting and project management for strategic personnel projects in the EWE Group.

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