Girls’ Day is a special event aimed at motivating girls and women to embark
on technical and scientific careers – a campaign which STEAG Power Minerals
is pleased to support. As in previous years, schoolgirls from the region have
been given the opportunity to gain entertaining insights into professions which
are traditionally the majority preserve of men. This year, the guests were able
to get to know the STEAG Power Minerals Construction Materials and Fuel
Laboratory in Gladbeck.
For more than 25 years Euroment has been active in the Benelux
countries, marketing concrete additives such as fly ash and
pulverized limestone. The joint venture company is appreciated
by its customers as a reliable partner, above all because of its
sound technological know-how and in-depth market knowledge.
The company also excels time and again as an innovator. It has
been doing real pioneering work as regards the use of alternative
raw materials such as concrete additives, thereby creating also
points of reference for the German market.
All good things – so far – come in threes: The children’s club run by the Burghofbühne theater group in Dinslaken has already celebrated its third theater premiere with “Kinder an die Macht?” (Power to the Children?)
Full blast for the RRX
Citizens in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have had to wait many years for this. Beginning in 2018 it should finally provide for improved regional rail service: the Rhine-Ruhr Express, RRX for short. 82 new trains of identical design will ensure that in the near future regional trains ply between Cologne and Dortmund in 15-minute intervals. The trains are engineered and built by Siemens. But STEAG Power Minerals, too, is doing its part not only to get the new trains on track punctually, but to keep them in good condition for a long time to come.
For four years now, STEAG Power Minerals has been supporting the Dinslakener Tafel food bank charity. What started with a donation campaign before Christmas, and continued every year thereafter, has now expanded into a multi-faceted cooperation extended over the full year. The latest project is to give children a taste for cooking themselves.
Facing the future with diversification and confidence
The EU-wide Industrial Emissions Directive that came into effect at the beginning of 2016 marked a watershed for the energy industry in the United Kingdom – and thus also for Power Minerals Ltd. Not all coal-fired power plants were able to comply with the more stringent limits. They were shut down or turned into biomass-fired power plants, because around the year 2010 these became eligible for government subsidies designed to speed up the transition to sustainable energy in the UK. The British subsidiary of STEAG Power Minerals realigned its activities early on and intends to manufacture fertilizer from biomass fly ash in future. How much progress has it made with these plans to date? And what other mainstay of business does Power Minerals Ltd. seek to establish to get well positioned for the future? Time to take a comprehensive look across the English Channel.
Over eleven years ago, on January 1, 2006, the coal mining era came to an end in Dinslaken, where STEAG Power Minerals has its headquarters. Coal had been mined at Lohberg for almost a century. Today, the mine site is an attractive leisure park, drawing in visitors to its artificial lake, expansive lawns and equipment for games and sports. One such feature is highly popular with climbing aficionados: the bouldering wall in coalface design.