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News in Brief 05_2023

“Christening ceremony” heading East

Tisa – this will be the future name of the tunnel boring machine that will drive the mine water channel from the central shaft to Oeynhausen’s shaft 1. The name was given to the Dorsten artist Tisa von der Schulenburg, who was closely associated with the hard coal mining industry. She not only thematised mining artistically, but also distinguished herself through ...

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STEAG’s future secured: Asterion takes over company as a whole

Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (KSBG) has sold its stake in the energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, to the Spanish infrastructure investor Asterion Industrial Partners. The boards of the owners have given their mutual consent to this and the contract has been signed and notarised accordingly (signing). The transaction volume amounts to approximately 2.6 bn €. This amount corresponds to the ...

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SENS starts the building of two PV parks in Toledo

SENS – Iqony Solar Energy Solutions Ibérica starts the construction of two photovoltaic (PV) parks in Pepino in the Spanish province of Toledo. Both parks, known as Pepino 20 and Pepino 3, will consist of 40,000 modules that will avoid the emission of more than 24 t/a of CO2 into the atmosphere, which will considerably reduce the carbon footprint of the ...

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High prices and weak economy reduce energy consumption

Energy consumption in Germany in the first six months of the current year was around 7 % lower than in the same period last year. According to preliminary calculations by the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), domestic primary energy consumption reached 5,561 PJ or 189.7 mtce in the first half of 2023. This was 7.1 % less than in the first ...

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Translation of the “Agricola” into Ukrainian

The “De Re Metallica Libri XI” from the pen of the polymath Georg Agricola is rightly called the “Bible” of the miners of Europe and America. Now this special literary-scientific synthesis of the arts of the 16th century has been translated into Ukrainian. The TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum/Germany, which itself bears the name of the Chemnitz native, who ...

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Review – Agricultural recultivation in the Rhenish lignite mining area

Dumbeck, G. (2023): Agricultural recultivation in the Rhenish lignite mining area. 1st edition. 391 pages, 104 tables, 161 figures and 18 tables. GDMB Gesellschaft der Metallurgen und Bergleute e. V., Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany (Figure 1). Lignite mining in the Rhenish mining area represents a serious intervention in the cultural landscape of this region. While the sites were initially mainly used for forestry ...

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