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RAG‘s mine water plan for the Saarland

In recent times, false and misleading information has been circulating regarding the possibility of subsidence damage occurring during the planned rise of mine water levels in the Saarland. As things currently stand, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, does not expect the proposed raising of the mine water levels to 320 m below sea level to cause damage through heave. Accompanying reports also ...

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The very last trainees of the German coal mining industry are awarded their skilled worker‘s certificates

With the last of Germany’s coal mines due to close in December 2018, the training programmes at the Prosper-Haniel and Ibbenbüren mines are also drawing to an end. In Bottrop, 58 trainees gathered together on 8th February this year to receive their skilled worker’s certificates at their official graduation event (Figure 1). Prior to this, the final 44 trainees at ...

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Annual press conference of RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH

In 2018, RAG Montan Immobilien will invest around 20 m € in renovation and development projects in the Saarland. Markus Masuth (Figure 1), Chairman of the Executive Board for Essen-based RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH, made this announcement at the company’s annual press conference in Ensdorf. The majority of this investment will go towards the renovation of the former coke plant ...

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Landschaftsagentur Plus safeguarding the future

Landscape agency Landschaftsagentur Plus will be collaborating on future ventures with earthworks laboratory Erdbaulaboratorium Saar GmbH, Riegelsberg/Germany. The two organisations have signed a cooperation agreement to formalise their partnership (Figure 1). “By signing this agreement, we are taking another important step to safeguard our company’s future,” explains Martin Strauß, Managing Director of Landschaftsagentur Plus. Erdbaulaboratorium Saar (ELS) and Landschaftsagentur Plus ...

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STEAG announces plans for final decommissioning of Lünen power station

On 2nd March 2018, the energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, notified the Federal Network Agency of the legally binding decommissioning of power station units 6 and 7 in Lünen/Germany. On behalf of the transmission system operator Amprion, the Federal Network Agency will determine to what extent the facility is still system-relevant, i.e. whether the two units will be shut down ...

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News from the German Mining Network (GMN)

Australia The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) took place in November just ahead of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC). Attended by over 2,500 mining experts, investors and political decision makers, the IMARC presents a unique platform for networking and making new business deals. The exhibition provided insights into innovations, technologies and services offered by the 100 exhibitors from ...

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E-world energy & water in Essen: Europe‘s energy capital for three days

E-world energy & water has once more provided impressive proof of its position as Europe’s leading trade fair in the energy industry. For the first time, 750 exhibitors – more than ever before – from 26 nations presented their solutions for the future of the energy supply at Messe Essen, Essen/Germany. Digitalisation, flexibilisation and decentralisation were the defining subjects on which ...

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bauma CONEXPO AFRICA offers a glimpse into topics of the future

Exchanging expertise bauma CONEXPO AFRICA supporting program offers a glimpse into topics of the future More than 400 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors are expected Interactive demo area with daily demonstrations Discussions with experts at Speakers’ Corner The supporting program for bauma CONEXPO AFRICA gives both exhibitors and visitors a comprehensive overview of the technologies of the future. The focus will ...

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RAG initiates PCB pilot study

At the start of 2018, the RWTH Aachen University invited 200 miners to take part in a blood testing study looking at PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl). RAG AG, based in Essen/Germany, initiated the study in a bid to shed some light on the subject. The RAG Company Medical Centre (CMC) is responsible for taking the blood samples and performing medical history ...

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Central water drainage facility at Haus Aden in Bergkamen

In December 2017, the District Government of Arnsberg/Germany, in its capacity as the mining authority for all of North Rhine-Westphalia, approved the colliery closure plan for the underground section of the central water drainage site at the Haus Aden mine (Figure 1). The approval was granted on the basis of a specialist report, compiled by a group of expert surveyors ...

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