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News in Brief Issue 06_2017

Positive results for the RAG-Stiftung after two years of its „Glückauf Zukunft!“ project

Roughly two years ago, the Essen/Germany based RAG-Stiftung foundation, RAG AG and Evonik Industries AG collaborated with the IG BCE union, Hanover/Germany, to launch the “Glückauf Zukunft!” project, aiming to wind down the German coal mining industry by the end of 2018. The programme acknowledges the industry’s historical achievements while simultaneously setting a course for the era to come. The ...

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New quarter on the Shamrockring

The RAG site on the Shamrockring is to be converted to a residential and business district over the next few years. Essen-based FAKT AG has acquired the plot and is planning a large amount of development within the existing buildings at the 10 ha site in Herne/Germany. FAKT AG CEO Prof Hubert Schulte-Kemper announced this at a press conference in ...

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STEAG subsidiary Mingas-Power forges ahead with its “Haldenwind” mine dump wind power project

A lunar landscape of boulders and craters as far as the eye can see – project partners Mingas-Power, ENNI Energie & Umwelt Niederrhein (ENNI) and RAG Montan Immobilien (RMI) have officially brought the Kohlenhuck wind farm on the plateau of the Kohlenhuck mine heap in the north of Moers/Germany online. Mingas-Power, a joint venture between STEAG New Energies and RWE ...

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New management team plans greater working hours flexibility for employees

The management team of the Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (IG BCE), Hanover/Germany, reassesses its position following the vote on the managing Executive Committee. In future, the union will turn more of its attention to the challenges of digitalisation. This is reflected in a specific board division, which Francesco Grioli is set to take over. The former Rheinland-Palatinate/Saarland Regional Manager was ...

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Awarding the 2017 Helmuth Burckhardt prize

Der Helmuth Burckhardt-Preis der Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau (VRB), Berlin, ging in diesem Jahr an den jungen Master of Science (M. Sc.) Kian Will aus Zell (Bild 4). Der Fachspitzenverband des deutschen Bergbaus sprach dem Jungakademiker anlässlich der Mitgliederversammlung am 28. September 2017 in Berlin den Preis zu. Der Burckhardt-Preis wird seit dem Jahr 1971 jährlich für hervorragende Examensleistungen im Rahmen ...

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The best thesis at the conference: THGA student receives the Oskar-Niemczyk prize in Austria

How can the world power itself in the long term? And how can we make sustainable use of raw materials in the future? Experts frequently exchange ideas on these topics at the “Mining, Energy and Raw Materials” conference held by the Deutscher Mark­scheider-Verein (DMV). This year, the conference took place at the Montan­universität Leoben in Austria. Specialists from the TH ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa raw materials study

After intensive topical research and collaborative revision, the mining industry network of EnergieAgentur.NRW (EA), Düsseldorf/Germany, and the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Berlin/Germany,  part of the Federal Institute for Geoscien-ces and Raw Materials (BGR), published a joint study on the raw materials situation and current developments in the raw material sectors of 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Figure 1). Germany ...

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BIOMOre – an alternative mining concept

On 28th September 2017, a press conference took place at the KGHM headquarters in Lubin/Poland to introduce the BIOMOre underground installation, where the novel in-situ bioleaching concept is being tested under realistic conditions. The event was hosted by Katarzyna Rogóż, BIOMOre coordinator, KGHM Polska Miedź, and Paulina Mołodyńska-Glapska, Project Manager of the Research & Development Department at KGHM Polska Miedź. ...

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New international Standard to reduce mining accidents

When an incident does occur in a mine, it can be hard to understand precisely what is happened. Because many factors are at play, a wide range of accidents can occur. A key step in preventing these accidents is to classify them by type and by cause, and that is where ISO 19434 comes in. Developed by the ISO technical ...

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bauma CONEXPO AFRICA: numerous industry leaders on board

The economic comeback of Subsahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from 13th to ...

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