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Joint solution for stabilising the Rhine bed after coal mining ends – RAG and WSV sign agreement

On 25th August 2021, Michael Kalthoff, Member of the Board at RAG Aktiengesell-schaft, Essen/Germany, and Prof. Hans-Heinrich Witte, President of the Federal Shipping and Waterways Administration (WSV), Bonn/Germany, signed in Essen an agreement on final subsidence damage control for the Rhine bed in the Duisburg and Wesel region (Figure 1). This agreement between the two parties, RAG and WSV, marks ...

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Milestone in the Saar region: Mining authorities approve rise in mine water levels

Around nine years after the Saar mine stopped operating, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, can now finally withdraw from the mine workings. Two recent decisions by the Saarland mining authorities, namely the approval of the colliery closure plan by the local mining authority and the issuing of the permit under water laws by the Upper Mining Authority, paved the way for this ...

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RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH is now the RAG Ibbenbüren division

To ensure that subsequent German coal mining industry operations run efficiently in the post-mining era, RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH has merged with RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, with economic effect from 1st January 2021. As part of the merger, all existing business relationships are automatically transferred from RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH to RAG Aktien-gesellschaft by way of universal succession. This is purely ...

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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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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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RAG in 2020: Challenges accepted

It’s been two years since the last mines in North Rhine-Westphalia have been closed. On 21st December 2018 RAG miner handed over the last coal from the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop/Germany, to Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Today RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, has met all conditions to finally bid farewell to the underground world (Figure 1). “All of this in difficult times – ...

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Research Center of Post-Mining of the THGA examines microshocks in former mining areas

Our underground is on the move. However, the shocks are often so small and spatially restricted that they are only detectable for very sensitive sensors. Even where mining was once conducted and people interfered with the natural geology and deposits, it may subsequently cause microseismic shocks. Paloma Primo, scientist at the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg ...

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Death of Alfons von Bronk

Alfons von Bronk, former Member of the Executive Board of Bergbau AG Lower Rhine, died on 2nd December 2020 at the age of 91 (Figure 1). “We have lost an exceptional person, to whom we owe a great deal. We will cherish his memory”, said Peter Schrimpf, CEO of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany. Von Bronk dedicated his entire career to coal ...

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RAG Verkauf ceases its activities

For almost seven decades long RAG Verkauf GmbH, Herne/Germany, made a significant contribution towards energy security in Germany (Figure 1). A success story whose last chapter comes to an end at the turn of the year. On 31st December 2020 – a good two years after the closure of the last two RAG mines – the former marketer of domestic ...

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Planning notification submitted for the approval procedure in the Ruhr subject to an EIA

On 30th September 2020, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, submitted the planning notification for the drainage and discharge of mine water in the Ruhr at the three central water pumping sites Robert Müser, Friedlicher Nachbar and Heinrich (Figure 1) to the Mining Authorities of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. After the planning notification for the Haus Aden site and thus for the ...

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