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STEAG takes over two incineration plants from Vattenfall

In mid-November 2016, STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, signed a contract to acquire the shares of energy supplier Vattenfall in the Lauta thermal waste treatment facility in Saxony (T.A. Lauta, 74.9 %), as well as the industrial power plant (IKW) in Rüdersdorf near Berlin (100 %). Together, the two plants have a waste incineration capacity of 475,000 t/a. The two parties have agreed not ...

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AKIDA conference at the RWTH Aachen University

The Maintenance Monitoring Control Conference AKIDA with exhibition has a long tradition at RWTH Aachen University. It was organized by Prof. Andreas Seeliger for the first time in 1996. Since then, it has been providing a platform for communication between science and industry every two years. This year, AKIDA took place from 15th to 16th November in the Technology Center ...

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Post-mining activities in Thailand: THGA holding company cooperates with state energy group

More and more countries are worried about the effects of coal-based power generation and are increasing their efforts to address the consequences of mining operations in a sustainable way. The Georg Agricola Technical University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany is engaged in pioneering work in this field and is therefore a popular partner for research and training worldwide: In the future, the ...

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Vocational training at the Julius Weisbach Vocational School Centre

From the start of the 2017/18 school year on 7th August 2017, the Julius Weisbach Vocational School Centre in Freiberg/Germany will for the first time be offering courses that allow students to qualify as “state-certified technicians” in the specialist field of mining technology. With this step, the educational establishment is making another important contribution to securing the qualified manpower needed ...

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Mining equipment manufacturers have come out of recession

Germany’s mining equipment manufacturers have come out of recession. Following a decline in turnover of approximately 21 % down to 2.8 bn € in 2016, the sector foresees a stabilization of the situation in 2017. In 2018, things should pick up once again. Looking domestically, a decline in turn-over of 36 % down to 210 m € is anticipated for 2016. Revenue ...

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Excellent German-Russian collaboration: The Uvalnaya project

The new Uvalnaya coking coal mine is being established near Novokuznetsk in Russia (Figure 1). There are four coal seams at a depth of 100 to 400 m that range in thickness from 2 m to 3.5 m. The German institutions DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, and RWTH Aachen have analyzed the coal. Coking tests performed by DMT have ...

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IranConMin grows by 50 %

330 exhibitors from 13 countries presented their innovations at the 12th IranConMin in Tehran/Iran. This represents a 50 % increase in both the number of exhibitors as well as the exhibition space compared to the previous event in 2015. China, Finland and South Korea were represented with joint stands. And after the easing of the sanctions, Germany was also once again ...

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Aided by Cat Longwall Equipment, Two Russian Mines Surpass National Monthly Coal Production Record

Two Russian longwall mines operated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) recently surpassed the national monthly coal production record. The Kotinskaya Mine produced 1,050,452 tonnes of raw coal in August to set the all-time record, and Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya Mine No. 1 produced 1,020,109 tonnes of raw coal to exceed the national record of 1.007.000 tonnes that it set in 2013. Both ...

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„Glückauf im Wandel“: RAG representative office and Saarpolygon opened in Ensdorf

In the presence of Federal Ministers Peter Altmaier and Heiko Maas, the new RAG representative office – a communications centre in a former machine hall – and the Saarpolygon landmark – a 30 m tall steel sculpture – have been opened in mid-September at the Duhamel plant in Ensdorf/Germany (Figures 1, 2). Peter Schrimpf, Vice Chairman of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Herne/Germany, welcomed ...

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„STEAG 2022“: Strategic perspectives in the energy sector

The framework conditions for producing electricity in conventional large-scale power plants have changed substantially for the long-term as a result of the revised German energy policy. Prioritising renewable energies triggers economies of scale and price effects that place the owners and operators of fossil-fuel power stations in particular under considerable pressure in terms of earnings. In response to this, the ...

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