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Successful Mine Rescue in China using Bauer Technology

For 36 days, hundreds of rescue workers fought for the lives of numerous buried miners in a gypsum mine in the Shandong province of eastern China. On 29th January 2016, four of them were eventually saved through a vertical emergency shaft, not least thanks to the drilling rigs from BAUER Maschinen Group that were in operation (Figure 1). The disaster ...

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Mining 4.0: Groundbraking technology for the control of roadheaders improves both safety and productivity underground

Specialist engineers at IBS Industriemaschi-nen-Bergbau-Service GmbH, Bischofs-heim/Germany, have been developing quality roadheaders “Made in Germany” for the mining and tunnelling industries for some 20 years. IBS is part of the Schmitt Werke group of companies. At this year‘s bauma, IBS will be presenting two new and innovative product lines: the iRoadheader by INMINE for the teleremote control of roadheaders from ...

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MINAX® brings the greatest degree of safety to the deepest tunnels

Codelco, the operator of the underground copper mine El Teniente in Chile, commissioned Geobrugg to provide dynamic steel wire mesh to stabilize the mine tunnels. El Teniente spans more than 3,000 km of underground tunnels. This underground mine, which has the largest known copper deposits in the world, employs almost 5,000 people. In addition to solutions protecting against natural hazards, ...

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Information platform CONVERSYS APPLICATION

Kulassek Mining Consulting developed a new information platform suitable for suppliers of underground mining equipment (Figure 1). Doing so provides suppliers who are active in underground mining, selective and efficient access to the world wide mining business. A database was and is built continuously containing detailed general, personal, spatial, technical and geological information of the world wide underground mines. The ...

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BDEW

On 1st May 2016, Stefan Kapferer is due to take over as Chairman of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), Berlin. He is currently Deputy Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and previously held the role of State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic ...

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BDI

On 1st February 2016, Henry von Klencke assumed responsibility for international issues concerning raw materials within the Security and raw materials department in the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Berlin.

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EURACOAL

On 25th January 2016, Wolfgang Cieslik, member of the Board of Management at STEAG GmbH, Essen, and President of the German Coal Importer Association (VDKi), Hamburg, was elected the new President of EURACOAL, the international interest group of the coal industry. He will serve a period of office of one year, replacing Zygmunt Łukaszczyk, Chairman of the Board of Katowicki ...

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EUROFER

Geert van Poelvoorde, Executive Vice President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe S. A., Luxembourg, has been the new President of the European Steel Association (EUROFER), the European association of steel manufacturers, since December 2015.

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MIBRAG

Following the retirement of Joachim Geisler from the Board of Management of Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG) in Zeitz, Germany, on 31st January 2016, his responsibilities have been shared out amongst the rest of the Board. As Commercial Director, Bernd-Uwe Haase is now also responsible for the entire technical division. Heinz Junge, HR/Labour Director, is additionally responsible for the Communications and ...

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OMV

The current CFO of Finnish stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu, Reinhard Florey, is due to take over from David C. Davies as CFO at OMV AG, Vienna, by 1st August 2016 at the latest.

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