The MiningForum, which takes place every two years, brings together decision makers, experts and specialists from the industry together for in-depth dialog. In their lectures, renowned speakers address relevant issues in the national and international commodity market. Alongside this, the specialist exhibition offers companies a platform to present their products and services. The conference was first hosted by DMT in 1991, "in Kelbra which was close by and supported by Schachtbau Nordhausen GmbH," reminisces Managing Director of Schachtbau, Michael Seifert (second from the left). The 15th meeting of the MiningForum took place on June 27 and 28 in Berlin.
Several representatives from various companies belonging to the Bauer Group, including Schachtbau Nordhausen GmbH, were there: Leonhard Weixler (left), head of the Maritime Technologies department at the BAUER Maschinen GmbH and chairman of the DeepSea Mining Alliance talked about exploration and mining mineral resources in the deep ocean in his plenary address. "Germany has an exploration license in the Indian Ocean for ore and will be able to rise again into the global sphere of copper producers.
Our approach is in line with the highest standards in terms of environmental sustainability and, due to the minimal energy requirements in extraction, it fits into the picture of a viable future for mining," explained Leonhard Weixler. His introductory speech was very well received by the audience.
Lars Roesler (right), Bauer Technologies South Africa, moderated a lecture block on the topic of mining and transport which also included a speech by Schachtbau project manager Danny Bodenstab on changing the headframe at shaft V in Sondershausen. In 2018, Schachtbau Nordhausen was commissioned with the design and construction of the new 38 m high and approx. 240 t heavy steel headframe. Services also included dismantling the old headframe, demolishing and rebuilding the shaft head.
Furthermore, Schachtbau Nordhausen GmbH, Bauer Maschinen GmbH, Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH and BAUER Resources GmbH shared a joint booth at the specialist exhibition. "The event provided us with the ideal platform to show that we, as a group, can offer each and every customer in the mining sector a comprehensive package due to our knowledge, services, products and equipment," summarized Michael Seifert.
Source: Bauer Group