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The future of the NRW mining industry: A new network highlights the way ahead for this sector

Over 100 decision makers and experts from the mining sector came together in Essen on 24 March 2015 for the first meeting held by the new Mining Industry Network. The purpose of this event, “The future of the NRW mining industry”, is aimed at jointly developing economic perspectives following the end of coal mining in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Ministry of ...

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Lignite is still the most important indigenous energy resource

Lignite now accounts for almost 42 % of total indigenous energy production. According to the German Lignite Industry Association (DEBRIV) the fuel extracted in the Rhineland area, in Lausitz, in central Germany and in the Helmstedt district was still the country‘s most important energy resource in 2014. This was followed by renewables, with a share of some 37 %, while oil, gas ...

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Planning approval procedure for the Siegfried-Giesen reserve mine

The Lower Saxony Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) has received application documents from K+S KALI GmbH for a planning approval procedure in connection with the possible resumption of potash extraction and production at the company’s Siegfried-Giesen reserve mine near Hildesheim. In submitting the about 90 document files to Andreas Sikorski, Director of the LBEG, the Chief Executive of ...

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The Saar mine water drainage concept: RAG submits planning notification to the mining authorities

On 4 March 2015 RAG submitted to the mining authorities a planning notification for the proposed increase in the mine water level in the Reden and Duhamel catchment areas. This marked the start of the approval procedure for phase I of the Saar Mine Water Drainage Concept. This provides for shutting down the Reden pumps and allowing the mine water ...

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Franziska Erdle is the new managing director of the WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle, an association for the non-ferrous metals industry in Berlin. She takes over from Martin Kneer, who has left the association.

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The board of Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft e. V., an association for the energy and power industry in Essen, has appointed Barbara Minderjahn as its new managing director. Minderjahn previously headed up the association’s Berlin office and was a member of the extended management board. Dr Annette Loske will remain as general manager of the association.

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