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News in Brief Issue 03_2022

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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ADNOC and STEAG agree on ammonia pilot

STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is one of various partners from German energy industry, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed agreements with during a delegation trip of Robert Habeck, German Minister for economic affairs and climate actions, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ADNOC and STEAG agreed on a sample delivery of carbon-reduced ammonia to be used for separation and ...

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Online exchange: The “NACHBergbauzeit in NRW” specialist conference focussed on pit water

Mining leaves its mark – water in particular as a resource in the former mining regions is affected by the consequences of intensive raw material extraction, some of which has been ongoing for centuries. The key issues in this year’s “NACHBergbauzeit in NRW” conference (Figure 1) looked at the challenges involving the long-term management of water and the resulting effects ...

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Working Group on Energy Balances publishes report for 2021

In 2021, energy consumption in Germany reached 12,265 PJ or 418.5 Mtce (Figure 1). This is a rise of 3.1 % compared to the previous year. However, the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), Berlin/Germany, states in its recently published annual report that energy consumption is still noticeably lower than pre-Covid levels, which indicates that energy and overall economic development in ...

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Russian coal can be replaced

Based on the latest survey of members of Germany’s Coal Importers Association (VDKi) in Berlin, hard coal imports from Russia can, at least in the medium term, be replaced entirely by imports from other countries (Figure  1). These other countries include the USA, South Africa, Australia, Colombia, Mozambique, Indonesia. Approximately 80 % of the members surveyed were in favour of this. ...

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Security of supply and energy prices are of primary importance

The German Association of the Industrial Energy and Power Industry e. V. (VIK), Berlin, sees a turning point in terms of foreign and security policy with Vladimir Putin leading Russia into war against Ukraine. In a recently published policy paper, the VIK has therefore called for a full assessment of every possible option to ensure an uninterruptible power supply in Germany. ...

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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 in Berlin on 19 and 20 May. The event offered a 360-degree 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 Protection (BMWK). More than ...

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“Schrobenhausener Tage” symposium 2022: Sustainability as a challenge and opportunity in specialist foundation engineering

A long-established tradition: For more than 30 years, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been hosting the “Schrobenhausener Tage” event. This traditional event was held in early June this year under the slogan “B.sustainable: Sustainability in specialist foundation engineering.” What made this event unique: After a three-year break, it was finally possible to welcome the guests personally again in Schrobenhausen. In the ...

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