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News in Brief 2022

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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thyssenkrupp Steel and STEAG agree delivery of hydrogen

HydrOxy Walsum, STEAG’s hydrogen project in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, is taking shape: Based on a favorable feasibility study for a water electrolysis plant with a capacity of up to 520 MW, jointly prepared by the project partners STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, and thyssenkrupp Steel AG, Duisburg/Germany, an agreement in the form of a memorandum of understanding has now been reached on ...

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Green solutions developed by experts

Building upon more than eight decades of extensive experience in the concept-level design, planning, construction and operation of complex power engineering systems, energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is now offering three graded energy studies for industrial and commercial companies (Figure 1). These ready-made packages enable medium-sized enterprises to get off to a quick start with their decarbonization process. STEAG’s particular ...

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