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Komatsu

Since 1st April 2019 Ralf Petzold, until then member of the management of Komatsu Germany GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, took on the overall management of all three business areas, namely the Mining, Construction and Industries Divisions, as Chairman of the Board. He succeeded Taiichiro Kitatani, who took over a new leadership role in the group headquarters of Komatsu Ltd. in Tokyo/Japan. The ...

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RAG-Stiftung

At its scheduled meeting on 1st April 2019, the RAG-Stiftung Board of Trustees appointed Jürgen-Johann Rupp as the new CFO of RAG-Stiftung, Essen. Rupp took over the position from Helmut Linssen on 5th April 2019. As announced at the start of December 2018, Linssen resigned from his position on account of his age. Rupp has already held various positions within ...

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RAG

The new CFO at RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, is Michael Kalthoff. He succeeds Jürgen-Johann Rupp, who has been appointed CFO of the RAG-Stiftung. The RAG Aktiengesellschaft Supervisory Board decided on this appointment at its meeting on 4th April 2019. Kalthoff has been involved in mining and RAG for many years. After completing his studies, he held various positions at Ruhrkohle Bergbau ...

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Uniper

The Supervisory Board of Uniper SE, Düsseldorf/Germany, decided on 2nd May 2019 to appoint Andreas Schierenbeck as Chairman of the Board and Sascha Bibert as the new Uniper CFO. Prior to this role, Schierenbeck was the Chairman of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Elevators. He is replacing Klaus Schäfer, whose departure on 31st May 2019 was announced by Uniper in ...

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VKU

The Board of Management of Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU), Berlin/Germany, elected Guntram Pehlke as honorary VKU Vice-President for the Energy Sector on 12th March 2019. Pehlke, who occupies a full-time position as Chairman of the Board of Management of DSW21 Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG, succeeds Andreas Feicht. Feicht had held this role since 2012; he became Permanent State Secretary for Energy ...

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Pilot study: Health of miners not at risk, although previously exposed to PCB

RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, has initiated a pilot study on the possible exposure of miners to PCB. The impetus for the study was the question as to whether exposure that took place many years ago, i.e. resulting from the use of liquids containing PCB in mining until the 1980s, can be reliably detected in the blood. A new detection method was ...

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200 years of industrial coal mining in Germany

On 23rd January 2019, the Hard Coal -Association (GVSt), Essen/Germany, hosted “200 years of industrial coal mining in Germany”. Jürgen-Johann Rupp, President of the GVSt and Member of the Board at RAG Aktiengesellschaft, welcomed around 150 attendees to the Casino restaurant on the Zollverein former mining complex (Figure 1). In his opening speech, President of the German Industrial Union for ...

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Electricity from the container

In India, a population of more than 1.3 bn combined with strong economic growth are creating a huge demand for goods, services and raw materials. Developing the infrastructure, in particular unlimited access to electricity in rural regions, continues to pose a significant challenge. On 4th February 2019, at the invitation of STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic ...

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More than 300 guests bid a fond farewell to the Lünen power station

It was an emotional evening in the historic machine hall of the STEAG power station, with a celebration that went into the early hours of the morning. Employees, family members, friends and former colleagues were invited to bid farewell to the founding location of Steinkohlen-Elektrizität AG (STEAG) on 19th January 2019 (Figure 1). On 31st December 2018, after almost 80 ...

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Coal bears the brunt of recommendations from the Commission for Growth, Structural Change and Employment

In its final report, the commission failed to mention a single word on coal’s contribution to reducing CO2 emissions, even though coal has been the main contributor to emission reductions in recent decades. By the end of 2018, it had cut its use of fuel for electricity generation by half in comparison with 1990. The commission has nevertheless recommended reducing ...

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