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Grand Final of the BG RCI Apprentice Competition: “Safety plays a part right from the start!”

Fhe 2018/2019 apprentice competition is geared towards the young employees of the member companies of the Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI), Heidelberg/Germany. In an individual challenge and a team challenge, participants demonstrated their knowledge and ability in occupational health and safety. The top participants competed in the national final from 26th to ...

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What is High Performance Mining? A Discussion

Fluctuating commodity prices, high upfront investment costs, long development periods, the high variability due to the uniqueness of each deposit, and the imperfection and uncertainty of information about mineral reserves even after mining commences, have always been challenges for the mining industry. However, in addition to those inherent challenges, today’s new deposits have increasingly complex geological formations, are at greater ...

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High Performance Mining Today and Tomorrow – A Conversation with George Hemingway

George Hemingway leads the Innovation Practice for Stratalis, a New York-based growth strategy consultancy dedicated to helping companies to become future-focused and to develop the foresight, flexibility and focus to win in uncertain markets. Through his Seven-Lenses technique, he helps companies to outperform others by facing the future in a focused and guided way. He specializes in helping the executive ...

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Improving Productivity Performance in Aitik: An Insight into the World’s most efficient Mine

Declining ore grades and increasing extraction costs have given a high priority to productivity in operational mines. However, improving productivity in an industry with decades long plans and budgets requires a certain level of agility. Boliden´s Aitik open pit copper mine in Northern Sweden has been through a long journey to reach the title of world’s most productive open pit ...

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Digitizing Raw Material Mining – End-to-End Integration into an IIoT Platform for the Analysis of Machine Data

Using machine data and related software to identify unproductive downtimes, recognize foreseeable faults and errors or initiate suitable preventive measures, the challenges in mining remain unchanged. Many of these tasks can be mastered with the use of digitalization. However, digitalization has many dimensions that need to be considered in order to implement a holistic and target-oriented solution. This applies above ...

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Epiroc Control Tower – The Digital Mine in Action

The recently by Epiroc developed Control Tower is a central data processing and automation unit. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom – it is part of Epiroc’s strategy to support customers in taking the right steps in terms of security, productivity and improvement. Epiroc’s High-Tech Control Tower allows remote-controlled and automated machines to be explored and controlled ...

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Social Engineering for Coal Mine Closures – a World Bank Report, the International Research Deficit and Reflections from a German Perspective

At the end of 2018, just before the Katowice Climate Change Conference, the World Bank published a special report entitled “Managing coal mine closure: achieving a just transition for all” (1). The stated aim of the report was to provide governments and regions confronted by extensive colliery closures, whether for reasons of climate policy or due to other factors, with ...

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The German Lignite Industry in 2018

Germany’s domestic lignite output decreased by 5.0 Mt, which equals 2.9 %, from 171.3 Mt to 166.3 Mt between 2017 and 2018. 2018’s extracted lignite had a net calorific value of 51.0 Mtce. 148.2 Mt or almost 90 % of that output were used in utility power plants supplying the general public. This translates into a decrease of 3.3 % compared to the ...

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In Pole Position with VISION ZERO

Four years of VISION ZERO at BG RCI – one year of VISION ZERO in an international context. This was reason enough to ask Helmut Ehnes, the Head of Prevention at the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI) in Langenhagen/Germany, in autumn 2018 to draw up a first interim report in a ...

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Mine Water in the Ruhr Area – Opportunities for the Future

With the end of German hard coal mining in 2018 the dewatering of the mine working is, from a technical point of view, not necessary any more. Therefore new options arise to redesign the mine water management in the post-mining future. The mine water conception of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, includes a reduction of the number of dewatering stations, their conversion ...

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