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IG BCE devises a road map for restarting the energy transition

The German Trade Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy (IG BCE), based in Hanover/Germany, welcomes the news that the CDU, CSU and SPD plan to gather together all the stakeholder groups affected by the energy transition and hold discussions. “We will be actively involved in the planned commission,” announces Michael Vassiliadis, Chair of the IG BCE, at the union’s annual ...

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Forum Bergbau 4.0 – Smart Mining Conference: The latest news on the digitalisation of the mining industry

On 14th and 15th November 2017, experts of science and industry joined together with representatives of relevant associations in the Tivoli centre, Aachen/Germany, to discuss the latest on the digitalisation of mining. The Smart Mining Conference was organised by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) of the RWTH Aachen University together with the Mining Association of the German Engineering ...

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Global trade in coal up 1.5 % in 2017

According to provisional calculations by the German Coal Importer Association (VDKi) in Berlin, global trade in coal rose 1.5 % in 2017 to 1,140 mt, while worldwide demand for coal increased by 2 % to reach 6.9 bn t. Following a decline in 2016, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently reported on, supply and global trade have rallied. The USA’s seaborne exports ...

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German mining machinery manufacturers have mastered the turnaround

Mining machinery manufacturers in Germany have mastered the turnaround. After revenues continued to decline for four consecutive years, the sector is now expecting to break even in 2017. Based on the figures for the first nine months of the year, the mining equipment manufacturers are expecting to at least repeat their turnover of 2.95 bn € from 2016, as the ...

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IranConMin – the positive trend continues

There was once again considerable interest in IranConMin in 2017: some 20,500 visitors attended the trade fair for mining, construction machinery and construction systems, which took place from 4th to 7th November 2017 in Tehran. Nearly 300 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased their product portfolios on a surface area of 16,000 m2. As a result, the 13th edition of the region’s ...

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IMAG becomes international partner of mining trade fair MICA

IMAG GmbH, Munich/Germany, is expanding its involvement in the mining sector. With immediate effect, the subsidiary of Messe München has become an international partner of the MICA mining trade fair (Figure 1) in Algiers/Algeria. To make this official, IMAG and Symbiose Communication Environnement have recently signed a partnership agreement. The next edition of the trade fair will be held in ...

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World Mining Congress 2018: Promotion of fundamental scientific and technological cooperation in the mining industry

From 19th to 22nd June 2018 the largest industry event that brings together specialists and scientists from 50 countries working in the sphere of development of solid mineral deposits, science and technology, as well as environmental protection and industrial safety will take place in Astana/Kazakhstan – the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC) (Figure 1). Over the years, the WMC has ...

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Positive results for the RAG-Stiftung after two years of its „Glückauf Zukunft!“ project

Roughly two years ago, the Essen/Germany based RAG-Stiftung foundation, RAG AG and Evonik Industries AG collaborated with the IG BCE union, Hanover/Germany, to launch the “Glückauf Zukunft!” project, aiming to wind down the German coal mining industry by the end of 2018. The programme acknowledges the industry’s historical achievements while simultaneously setting a course for the era to come. The ...

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New quarter on the Shamrockring

The RAG site on the Shamrockring is to be converted to a residential and business district over the next few years. Essen-based FAKT AG has acquired the plot and is planning a large amount of development within the existing buildings at the 10 ha site in Herne/Germany. FAKT AG CEO Prof Hubert Schulte-Kemper announced this at a press conference in ...

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STEAG subsidiary Mingas-Power forges ahead with its “Haldenwind” mine dump wind power project

A lunar landscape of boulders and craters as far as the eye can see – project partners Mingas-Power, ENNI Energie & Umwelt Niederrhein (ENNI) and RAG Montan Immobilien (RMI) have officially brought the Kohlenhuck wind farm on the plateau of the Kohlenhuck mine heap in the north of Moers/Germany online. Mingas-Power, a joint venture between STEAG New Energies and RWE ...

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