Home » General



ISSUE 01/2019 Underground Farming Mine closure is a topic that is being discussed frequently as illustrated by the closure ceremonies of the last two German deep coal mines in December 2018. Besides the commemoration of the miners, the main question is what is to be done with the underground infrastructure of the abandoned mines? The closure of a mine can ...

Read More »

Glückauf! 6/2018

ISSUE 06/2018 Documentation of Technical Developments at RAG on Examples taken from Coal Winning, Development Works and Logistics The special geological conditions prevailing in the German coalfields have ensured that the methods and technologies for mining and conveying coal that were developed by the mining companies and equipment suppliers would gain recognition and today be used the world over. The ...

Read More »

Innovation that stands out

The manual assembly press for the belt fasteners in the XP series has been awarded the European Product Design Award (Figure 1). Flexco won over the jury in the Professional Industrial Machines category. The European Product Design Award (ED Award) is awarded every year to European designers for excellent work on product design. Flexco GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, impressed in the Professional Industrial ...

Read More »


With effect from 24th May 2018, Jürgen-Johann Rupp, Member of the Board at RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, was elected as the new President of the Gesamt-verband Steinkohle e. V., Essen/Germany. He replaces Bernd Tönjes, the new Chairman of the Board at RAG-Stiftung Essen/Germany, who stepped down from both the GVSt and his role as the Chairman of the Board at RAG ...

Read More »