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CFH Group Extends Ventilation Portfolio by Tunnel Jet Fans and Smoke Extraction Fans

We are pleased to announce that CFH Group has taken over the sales divisions Road Tunnel Ventilation and Metro & Rail Ventilation from DLK Ventilatoren GmbH in Schöntal, Germany, with effect from 1st November 2021. The sales activities as well as the entire order processing of jet fans and smoke extraction fans for tunnels and metros will be carried out ...

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Hydrogen as an opportunity for the future: The Ruhr area is leading the way in the H2 transformation and is home to the most start-ups in this sector

In order to achieve the climate objectives by 2045, an enormous transformation is required in our production and business processes – particularly in industry. As a centre of industry at the heart of Europe, the Ruhr area is taking a leading role on the continent when it comes to the development and use of low-emission hydrogen solutions. The hydrogen report ...

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Joint solution for stabilising the Rhine bed after coal mining ends – RAG and WSV sign agreement

On 25th August 2021, Michael Kalthoff, Member of the Board at RAG Aktiengesell-schaft, Essen/Germany, and Prof. Hans-Heinrich Witte, President of the Federal Shipping and Waterways Administration (WSV), Bonn/Germany, signed in Essen an agreement on final subsidence damage control for the Rhine bed in the Duisburg and Wesel region (Figure 1). This agreement between the two parties, RAG and WSV, marks ...

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Milestone in the Saar region: Mining authorities approve rise in mine water levels

Around nine years after the Saar mine stopped operating, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, can now finally withdraw from the mine workings. Two recent decisions by the Saarland mining authorities, namely the approval of the colliery closure plan by the local mining authority and the issuing of the permit under water laws by the Upper Mining Authority, paved the way for this ...

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RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH is now the RAG Ibbenbüren division

To ensure that subsequent German coal mining industry operations run efficiently in the post-mining era, RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH has merged with RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, with economic effect from 1st January 2021. As part of the merger, all existing business relationships are automatically transferred from RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH to RAG Aktien-gesellschaft by way of universal succession. This is purely ...

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STEAG reaches important milestones in its transformation process

STEAG GmbH (Figure 1) is making significant progress in its process of transformation initiated in the autumn of 2020. Following several profitable transactions, such as the sale of the subsidiary STEAG Power Minerals and the successful participation in decommissioning auctions under the German Act on the Termination of Power Generation from Coal (KVBG), the Essen-based energy company has reached important ...

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STEAG launches green energy campaign

The energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, in cooperation with Quadra Energy GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, is embarking on the marketing of green electricity. In that venture, STEAG is drawing on its extensive expertise in the field of energy trading with a view to concluding green power purchase agreements (Green PPAs) with operators of generation facilities based on renewable energy sources. STEAG will ...

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Industry association and IG BCE conclude “Coal post-mining” collective agreement

On 25th August 2021, the industry association Branchenverband Steinkohle und Nachbergbau e. V. (bsn), Essen/Germany, and the German Trade Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy (IG BCI), Hanover/Germany, signed the “Coal post-mining” collective agreement (Figure 1). Almost three years after coal production ceased in Germany, this marks the transition of collective bargaining regulations into the post-mining era and will help ...

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What is causing the ground motion in Epe cavern field?

The ground below Gronau and the surrounding area is a challenge, even for geologists: Salt has been mined here intensively for almost 50 years. This has created large cavities, known as caverns, at depths of between 1,000 and 1,500 m. Most of them are now used to store natural gas, crude oil or helium, and are important to the economy ...

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For mankind and the environment: The Research Center of Post-Mining is rethinking water management in the Ruhr area

Intensive mining has caused the terrain and surface to sink so substantially in some areas in the Ruhr area that large depressions have formed – referred to as polder areas. In these areas, waterways cannot always flow freely anymore. The “lower” areas therefore need to be continuously artificially drained to prevent the accumulation of water from rivers and lakes. These ...

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