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New study into energy supply in mining in Mali and Senegal

The Energy Export Initiative is conducting a new study to analyse the potential of supplying power to mines using renewable energies. The emerging mining nations of Mali and Senegal serve as an example of how this can be done. The mining of industrial and precious metals, rare earth elements and precious stones is a very energy-intensive process. Pressure is growing ...

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More closeness, better support

In addition to the existing office in Somerset, New York, the BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany, has now opened a new office in Denver, Colorado/USA. This merged the offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and Dallas, Texas. The new location in Denver is strategically located that all customers can be easily reached. Here, projects in the business areas of mining and airport will ...

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Ready for new challenges

BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, the German regional company of BEUMER Group in Beckum, has a new managing director since May: Jörn Fontius (Figure 1). He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who after eight years in this position is now focusing on the activities in the Product Business area. In 2013, Jörn Fontius joined BEUMER and was in charge of the ...

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Ulrich Wessel becomes the new Managing Director at DMT Lehre und Bildung

Ulrich Wessel (Figure 1) will become Managing Director of DMT-Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH (DMT-LB) in Bochum/Germany, as we make the transition from 2021 to 2022. The German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy (IG BCE), chaired by Michael Vassiliadis, named him Director of Labour Relations in the executive committee in agreement with the company’s Advisory Council. As ...

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STEAG applies for further power plant unit closures

The management of energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, resolved on 4th May 2021 to register further power plant units for provisional closure. A similar application had already been made in early April for the Model Power Plant (MKV) in Völklingen-Fenne in the Saarland. This is now followed by applications for the Völklingen-Fenne combined heat and power plant (HKV) and the ...

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Using data from 150 years of coal mining for the tasks of the future

Search engines like Google and others show the way: Enter keywords or a short question and the result you are looking for is there. The KISS42 project promises the answer to all operational questions for RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany. In cooperation with an interdisciplinary RAG team, the start-up ambeRoad Tech GmbH from Aachen developed the intelligent search engine amberSearch – designed ...

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Voith Hydro and Swedish Mine Storage enter development partnership for the advancement of decarbonization

Voith Hydro,Heidenheim/Germany, a leading global supplier of hydropower and pumped storage equipment, and Swedish company Mine Storage, a specialist in the field of underground pumped storage concepts, announce a development partnership to become the forerunners in a new market for underground pumped storage – offering so-called mine storages (Figure 1). The Paris Climate Agreement has made clear that to prevent ...

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Internationally renowned Research Center of Post-Mining set to move to Herne

The City of Herne, the RAG-Stiftung, -Essen, and the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum, announced their ideas and plans for THGA’s Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) on 16th April 2021 (Figure 1). The three partners are aiming to establish the internationally renowned scientific institution in Herne. To support this endeavour, a funding application has been submitted to secure funds ...

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STEAG registers Völklingen Model Power Plant for provisional closure

The Energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, notified on 30th March 2021 the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) of the provisional closure of the Völklingen Model Power Plant (MKV) unit in the Saarland (Figure 1). This announcement on the transparency platform of the EEX energy exchange is required by law and was made immediately after the decision was taken by the management. ...

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Herne’s energy future takes shape

At STEAG GmbH’s long-established power plant site in Herne/Germany, construction is currently in progress on a state-of-the-art combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, which is to replace the hard coal fired unit previously operated there in the course of the coming year (Figure 1). The new Herne CCGT plant, which STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is to operate together with its ...

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