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News in Brief 2023

Senate of the Economy appoints Managing Director of DMT as Senator

Jens-Peter Lux (Figure 1), Managing Director DMT GROUP, Essen, was appointed as a senator in the “Senate of the Economy”. As an association for the common good, the Senate is committed to an ecosocial market economy. It deals with social and economic issues and promotes the exchange between business and politics. The focus is on corporate responsibility, value-based corporate governance ...

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Sun and wind going hand in hand

In Berching-Oening, a Bavarian village located just under 30 km north of Ingolstadt, STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS), Würzburg/Germany, has built a ground-mounted solar farm with a capacity of 15 MWp for the local Altmühl-Jura Energiegenossenschaft eG (AJE) energy cooperative (Figure 5). The new plant complements an existing wind farm and provides a significant increase in the amount of ...

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Haus Aden mine water site: start of tunnelling work under the Datteln-Hamm canal

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) eats its way about 340 m through the ground 10 m below the Datteln-Hamm Canal (Figure 1). Here, in 2025, mine water is to flow into the Lippe in a pipe. This is because Haus Aden is one of the central mine water sites of RAG Aktiengesellschaft in Essen. At the same time, a new ...

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“Christening ceremony” Drifting West: Inauguration of the tunnel boring machine at the outlet of the mine water channel

Barbara – this will be the name of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) in future, which will drive the mine water channel from the outlet to the central shaft (Figure 1). The woman who gave the TBM its name is the patron saint of all miners. Saint Barbara’s Day is therefore exactly the right temporal setting for the christening of ...

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DMT acquires majority stake in PfB Prüfzentrum für Bauelemente

DMT GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the TÜV NORD GROUP based in Essen/Germany, has acquired a 51 percent stake in the company Prüfzentrum für Bauelemente GmbH & Co. KG (PfB) from Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim, Germany. The transaction took place on 1 December 2022. With the participation, both companies are deepening their long-standing cooperation in the testing and certification ...

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A breath of fresh air in the product business

Since the beginning of the year, Kay Wieczorek (Figure 1) has headed the Center of Competence (CoC) Product Business as Divisional Director. CoC Product Business is responsible for the Cement, Building Materials, Chemicals and FMCG divisions. The 38-year-old studied Sales Engineering and Product Management at the Ruhr University in Bochum. He has been with the BEUMER Group since 2014. Until ...

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