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Haus Aden becomes one of the central mine water sites in the district

The Haus Aden 2 shaft from RAG Aktien-gesellschaft, Essen/Germany, in Bergkamen is currently being filled. In 2023, submersible pumps are to pump mine water at depth through cladding tubes. The filling work will be completed by the end of the year. RAG has submitted the planning notification to North Rhine-Westphalia’s mining authority in order to raise and discharge mine water ...

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The Technical University Georg Agricola (THGA), Bochum/Germany, appointed Peter Schrimpf as honorary senator for his excellent accomplishments as patron of the university. A special honour was bestowed on the CEO of RAG Aktiengesellschaft and long-standing Chairman of the University Council. He is only the third honorary senator in the university’s history – the title was last awarded in 2002.

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Meticulous work for society: Prof. Bernd vom Berg receives the first Third Mission Award of the THGA

Research should be application-oriented? And directly improve the life of people and the environment? The projects of Prof. Bernd vom Berg could hardly have any more practical relevance. The expert on electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University Georg Agricola (THGA), Bochum/Germany, develops intelligent systems, which benefit Bochum directly, and also the animal inhabitants. He was awarded the ...

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Smart.Efficient.Environmentally conscious.

A total of 70 leading industry representatives – managing directors, sales directors, association representatives and representatives of IGBCE and the NRW mining authority – met on 26th September 2019 at the former Zeche Zollern (colliery) in Dortmund/Germany for the fifth annual conference of the Mining Industry Network of the EnergieAgentur.NRW, Düsseldorf/Germany (Figure 1). It was also an opportunity to examine ...

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SOMP Conference at the THGA looks at mining, post-mining and sustainability

What might mining look like in the future? How should the post-mining era be shaped? And how can raw material extraction, post-mining and sustainability be interlinked? These topics were considered by the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), who met in Bochum/Germany from 1st to 4th July 2019 for the “Glückauf Future” conference (Figure 1). Around 110 renowned scientists from around the ...

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THGA President Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann is the first German to receive the Günter Fettweis Award

He has dedicated his working life to mining and post-mining, and has cultivated international partnerships as well as the next generation of scientists: For his dedication, Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, President of the Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (THGA), Bochum/Germany, has now been honoured with the Günter Fettweis Award. The prize is awarded by the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), ...

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Drone flight in the quarry

Fourteen budding engineers for raw material extraction from the TH Georg Agricola University in Bochum/Germany visited WESTKALK’s Kallenhardt plant on a study trip (Figure 1). They were accompanied on their excursion by a drone, which documented the university group’s activities with a photo flight. Nowadays, drones are used for surveying, which is required in quarries for their annual mass calculation, ...

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A data haven in perpetuity

Perpetuity starts at the former Pluto mine in Herne-Wanne/Germany. All the elements that are needed to manage and control post-mining tasks converge at the new control room of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany (Figure 1). The company is thus ensuring that its water-related processes run smoothly – for the protection of people and the environment. Monitoring staff man the new control room ...

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NACHBergbauzeit in NRW – Post-mining era in North Rhine-Westphalia: THGA and the District Government of Arnsberg discuss challenges and prospects

Kamp-Lintfort/Germany, at the edge of the Ruhr valley area: In a place once dominated by noise, dirt, sweat and coal, there is to be a horticultural show in 2020, with millions of visitors descending on the former mining site of Friedrich-Heinrich mine. How to transform former working sites into local recreation areas was one of the focal points of “NACHBergbauzeit ...

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Prepared for the future: THGA publishes new university development plan

Digitalisation, competitive pressure, social change: Trends such as these are having a significant impact on requirements for universities. The Georg Agricola Technical University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany, has been focussing on the challenges of the future for some time. In a new university development plan, which it has published at www.thga.de/hochschulentwicklung, the THGA sets out its objectives through to 2022 (Figure ...

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