Hambach Colliery owned and operated by RWE energy corporation is one of the highly efficient and largest open-cast lignite coal mines in European producing 40 million tonnes a year. A number of innovation technology solutions have been implemented there including cost-saving water management, conveyers designed by RWE own researchers with reinforced belt (total length of 130 km), remotely operated bucket wheel excavators e t.c.
Photo At the site of Hambach Coal mine: Nurkeldin Temirbaev, Chief Engineer, Zhezgazgan branch, Kazakhmys Desigh Institute and V. Kirillov, Head of Mining & Construciton, Kazakhmys
The delegation of Kazakhmys Corporation headed by Raketa Salykova visited Hambach mine as part of a seminar organised by Transeuropean Centre Ltd in Hannover and Cologne. The seminar was aimed at gaining knowledge on the expertise by German mining companies in planning and implementing large-scale CAPEX development projects. The seminar also featured presentations by PwC, Golder Associates and Mayer Brown International LLP.
Photo – Nurkeldin Temirbaev at the lowest level of Hambach mine.