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Digitalisation finds its way into Chilean mining

Chile, the world’s leading producer of copper, is faced with declining productivity, environmental protection concerns and strikes. New technologies are helping the mining sector to become more competitive by lowering costs and increasing safety. Digitalisation is only now making its way slowly into the industry. Some German companies are working on the development and introduction of new innovations. Driverless trucks, ...

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Book tip: “The German Energy Market”

The book “Energiemarkt Deutschland” (“The German Energy Market”) – author Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer – provides an up-to-date overview of the structure and development of the German energy market. The focus is on demand and supply structures in the markets for oil, lignite, hard coal and electricity. Renewable energies are covered by a comprehensive chapter separately. Other focal points are the determinants ...

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RAG-Stiftung reinforces its solid financial base

In its tenth anniversary year, the RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, can look back on another successful financial year. At its annual press conference, which was held for the first time at the new headquarters of the RAG-Stiftung and RAG Aktiengesell-schaft at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Essen, the foundation’s Board of Executives (Figure 1) reported on the business developments of ...

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,,Glückauf neighbours – model mining district integration“: Future-proof ideas and transferable solution approaches for successful integration in the mining districts

With the project “Glückauf neighbours – model mining district integration”, which originated as part of the “Glückauf Zukunft!” initiative, the RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, RAG Montan Immobilien, Essen/Germany, and VIVAWEST, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, are providing inspiration for successful integration in mining districts. The term “integration” is widely used in the project and refers not only to migration, but also to the participation of all ...

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Domestic raw materials will still be in demand for decades to come

“Domestic lignite will still be essential for securing Germany’s energy supply for decades yet,” emphasized Helmar Rendez, the new Executive Board Member of the German Federal Association for Lignite Production (DEBRIV) at this year’s Braunkohlentag conference in Halle/Saale. Rendez indicated that the early shut-down of more lignite power stations would have a serious impact on service and supply companies and ...

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Mining districts need an outlook on decent industrial jobs

When the new commission for growth, structural change and employment is deployed by the federal government, the German Industry Union for the Mining, Chemical, and Energy Industries (IG BCE), Hanover/Germany, expects a commitment from all participants towards sustainable industrial future perspectives for employees and the regions as well as a serious debate on the open issues in energy generation and ...

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AIMS 2018 Conference fostered international exchange on “Mines of the Future” in Aachen

The First International Conference “Mines of the Future” took place in Aachen in May 2018. Prof. Bernd Lottermoser as conference chair took again the opportunity to focus within the renowned Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS conference series) on the key issue Mines of the Future (Figure 1). Having attracted more than 230 participants from 30 countries, the two-day conference was ...

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THGA President Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann is the new President of the Society of Mining Professors

Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, President of the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola (THGA), Bochum/Germany, has taken over the presidency of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) (Figure 1). This appointment will see him head the world’s leading professional association of mining sciences for one year. “It’s a great honour to be appointed president. It gives me the opportunity to draw public attention ...

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DMT expands into the Middle East

With the establishment of DMT Middle East W.L.L. on 10th June 2018, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, expands into the Middle East. The aim is to tap additional market potential in the Gulf region. “With the establishment of the company, we want to meet the constantly increasing demand for our services from the region,” explains DMT Managing Director Jens-Peter ...

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