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Cooperation between bsn and VBGU sealed

On 29th July 2022, the presidents of the  industry association Branchenverband Steinkohle und Nachbergbau e. V. (bsn), Essen/Germany, and the Association of Mining, Geology and Environment (VBGU), Berlin/Germany, sealed the closer cooperation between their associations by signing a cooperation agreement (Figure 1). The two associations will more closely coordinate the representation of interests for mining companies and those no longer engaged ...

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bauma Innovation Award 2022 – Fifteen innovations compete for first place

The nominees have been determined. A jury of experts selected the fifteen innovations nominated for the award from 41 finalists out of an original 133 entries. Messe München and VDMA, together with the construction trade associations HDB, ZDB and bbs, are awarding the prize for the thirteenth time. The competition was launched last year with the new categories of climate ...

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Perpetual obligations significantly reduced

The Board of Executives of the RAG-Stif-tung, Essen/Germany, published the figures for financial year 2021 and provided an out-look on the current financial year at its annual press conference at the Zollverein World Heritage Site in Essen on 1st June 2022 (Figure 1). While the expenses for the perpetual obligations due to the German hard coal mining of RAG Aktien-gesellschaft, Essen/Germany, decreased ...

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The RAG-Stiftung and United Robotics Group secure premises in Bochum’s innovations district MARK 51°7

MARK 51°7 is an innovation district located in Bochum/Germany that has national appeal (Figure 1): Bochum Perspektive GmbH has developed the 70 ha site of the former Opel factory to include commercial, industrial and technology spaces as well as extensive public green spaces. The RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, has now secured approximately 25,500 m2 at MARK 51°7 for redevelopment. The United Robotics Group, ...

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2021 balance sheet confirms STEAG’s upward trend

With its consolidated financial statements for 2021 that have now been approved by the Supervisory Board, Essen-based STEAG GmbH, a long-established company in the energy sector, is able to confirm the upward trend that had already become apparent over the course of the year: Group sales increased to 2.77 bn €, operating income (EBIT) to 234 M €, and consolidated income after taxes to ...

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STEAG headquarters becomes climate-neutral

The headquarters of the energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany (Figure 1), will gradually become climate-neutral in the coming months. The conversion to green, emission-free heating, which has already taken place, will now be followed by the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system and an energy management system. In implementing this change, STEAG is drawing on in-house expertise from its subsidiaries ...

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Sufficient alternative coal available on the world market to replace Russian coal

“We are well prepared for the German government’s announcement to run coal-fired power plants more because of the gas shortage.“ This is what the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Coal Importers (VdKi), Berlin/Germany, Alexander Bethe, said at the VdKi annual meeting in Berlin. He also said that the replacement of Russian coal due to the EU embargo ...

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16th international MiningForum shows best practices for a sustainable future in the natural resources sector

“For a Sustainable Future” was the motto of the international 16th MiningForum and the exhibition hosted by DMT GROUP, Essen/Germany, in Berlin on 19th and 20th May 2022 (Figure 1). The event offered a 360° perspective on all relevant areas of the natural resources sector and was once again held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economics and Climate ...

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Interview with Jens-Peter Lux, Managing Director of the DMT GROUP and Maik Tiedemann, CEO of the DMT GROUP

On the occasion of the 16th international MiningForum of DMT GROUP, Essen/Germany, in Berlin, the editor of the Mining Report Glückauf talked to Jens-Peter Lux, Managing Director of DMT, and Maik Tiedemann, CEO of DMT, Essen/Germany (Figure 1). Mining Report Glückauf (MRG): Mr. Lux, this year’s DMT MiningForum was very well attend-ed. To what do you attribute the great interest? ...

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The future of the Velsen Adventure Mine is secure

Until now, the Velsen Adventure Mine Association) in the Saarland has leased the heritage site, formerly a training mine. In the last week, the Association, the RAG Aktien-gesellschaft,Essen/Germany, and the Saarland Ministry of Education and Culture have all signed the contracts (Figure 1). The solution found is all thanks to a united commitment: As the new owner, the Association will ...

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