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News In Brief 2020

Haus Aden becomes one of the central mine water sites in the district

The Haus Aden 2 shaft from RAG Aktien-gesellschaft, Essen/Germany, in Bergkamen is currently being filled. In 2023, submersible pumps are to pump mine water at depth through cladding tubes. The filling work will be completed by the end of the year. RAG has submitted the planning notification to North Rhine-Westphalia’s mining authority in order to raise and discharge mine water ...

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Lohberg central drainage facility feasibility study

The long-term optimisation of mine water drainage is a central issue regarding which RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, is facing up to its responsibility in the period after active coal mining has ended. The Ruhr region’s mine water plan envisages that mine water will only be raised at six central drainage sites. From 2030 onwards, the Lohberg site in Dinslaken will be ...

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Africa workshop for the network: “Do it better!”

After 400 participants – entrepreneurs from Germany and Africa – had achieved record attendance at the 6th German-African Economic Forum NRW on 18th February 2020 in Dortmund/Germany, which featured many interconnected issues, a specifically designed workshop was held on 4th March 2020 at EnergyAgency.NRW’s mining industry network, Düsseldorf, in Gelsenkirchen Science Park (Figure 1). This proved to be an excellent ...

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Company marks a new milestone with another shaft sinking record in Belarus

In 2018 Redpath Deilmann (formerly Deilmann-Haniel), Dortmund/Germany, commenced work on a contract from Slavkaliy IOOO to construct two surface shafts for the new Nezhinsky potash mine in the Republic of Belarus. The project remit is to sink two 8.0 m diameter freeze shafts to a depth of some 700 m, this to be a fully-mechanised operation based around shaft boring ...

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GHH “solid as a rock”

Three manufacturers are currently repositioning themselves, rebranding and building up the GHH Group, Gelsenkirchen/Germany: One of the largest suppliers of machines for mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering (Figure 1). This step is illustrated by a common logo consisting only of the letters GHH and a corresponding corporate design, which is gradually being introduced (Figure 2). The rebranding includes new ...

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires Lodestone Partners

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), Geneva/Switzerland, announced on 3rd March 2020 that it has acquired the assets of Lodestone Partners, a global consulting firm recognized for helping companies in the resource industry achieve sustainable improvements in operating performance. The acquisition, which was effective 29th February 2020, deepens DSS’ knowledge and capability in the area of operations excellence, particularly in the natural ...

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Advent International, Cinven and the RAG-Stiftung take over thyssenkrupp elevator business

The international private-equity firms Advent International (Advent) and Cinven announced together with RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, that they have signed binding agreements with thyssenkrupp AG to acquire thyssenkrupp Elevator Technology. As part of the transaction, thyssenkrupp AG will reinvest in the elevator business and acquire a substantial minority share in the company. This underlines the attractive value creation potential of the business ...

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RAG Aktiengesellschaft offers compensation for mining-related tremors – agreement reached with VBHG

Residents of certain areas near the former West, Prosper-Haniel, Lippe, Auguste Victoria and Ost mines are entitled to file claims for the period from 2008 until the closure of the relevant mine. Underground coal mining in the Ruhr region resulted in repeated tremors at the ground surface on some occasions. The frequency, temporal density and intensity varied depending on the ...

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STEAG building for the future of energy

A new and highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Herne/Germany, will secure the supply of electricity and heat in the heart of the Ruhr area in the future (Figure 1). The new power plant will use the principle of combined heat and power generation (CHP), is therefore particularly resource-friendly, and in the future will replace the ...

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STEAG provides climate-friendly geothermal energy in Erding

STEAG New Energies GmbH, Saarbrücken/Germany, and the Zweckverband Geo-wärme Erding (Erding Geothermal Energy Association) are expanding the existing Erding 1 combined heat and power plant, which will enable up to 18 % of the total heating requirements of the Bavarian district town of Erding to be covered by geothermal energy in the future (Figure 1). This climate-friendly method will also supply the Erding ...

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