DMT GmbH & Co. KG

The prospection, extraction and processing of natural resources are highly complex operations, involving the coordination of numerous organizational, engineering and safety-related factors.

This is precisely where DMT’s roots lie, having been providing comprehensive consulting for the mining industry for over 150 years. Our impressive history is the reason that our range of services is unsurpassed in its breadth and specialization the world over, and today, not only mine operators, but also international investors and research & development institutions rely on DMT's expertise.

Whether you're looking for a single solution to a specific problem or a comprehensive full-service package, our interdisciplinary teams offer the many services.

DMT GmbH & Co. KG
Am Technologiepark 1
45307 Essen
Phone: +49 201/172-01
Fax: +49 201/172-1462
Mail: infodmt-group.LÖ

EIT RawMaterials GmbH

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its mission is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by boosting competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new education approaches and guided entrepreneurship. EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing of knowledge, information and expertise: Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and SMEs receive funding and support through our partner network and collaboration activities.

EIT RawMaterials GmbH
Europa Center
Tauentzienstr. 11
10789 Berlin
Phone: +49 30/2 636 646 60
Mail: infoeitrawmaterials.LÖ




European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals
Avenue de Broqueville 12 
1150 Brussels





FAB "The industrial value creation chain requires a continuous and reliable raw material supply in the long term. German mining activities abroad actively contribute towards securing natural resources for Germany and the European Union. We aim to nurture and encourage them as weil as continuing to expand medium-sized mining enterprises at home and abroad in keeping with requirements.”

FAB companies provide services for raw materials projects. The FAB represents the contact point for companies engaged in international mining and raw materials and concentrates on ensuring that its network partners are provided with the appropriate knowledge and backup. German industry contemplating foreign involvement in order to secure its raw materials supplies, finds a responsive partner in the FAB to execute economic activities on the natural resources sector abroad. FAB companies through their expertise provide necessary services for foreign raw materials projects. The FAB is the organization representing German companies mining abroad in Germany. Established over 30 years ago, the FAB looks after the industry-related interests of its members most of whom are based in Germany vis-a-vis politics, industry and the public.

German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources
Am Schillertheater 4
10625 Berlin
Phone: +49 30/3151-8261
Fax: +49 30/3151-8235

Contact Person:
Dr. Martin Wedig
Mail: Martin.Wedigv-r-b.LÖ




Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola

Future since 1816 – that is the motto of the TH Georg Agricola, which was founded in 1816 as the mining college of Bochum. Until today the sustainable winning of raw materials is one of the research fields making up its profile. Besides new issues are smart energy or material efficiency. At the Research Institute of Post-Mining, opened in 2015, the complex challenges which come along with post-mining are investigated interdisciplinary, such as mine closures, the aftercare measures needed and the future use of land and facilities. Currently, the focus is lying on the end of the underground hard-coal mining activities in Germany fading out in 2018. Moreover the students of the unique master program „Geotechnical engineering and post-mining“ learn, how to handle the perpetual tasks of mining.

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola
Herner Straße 45
44787 Bochum
Phone: +49 234/968-02

Contact Person for public relations:
Carmen Tomlik
Research Institute of Post-Mining, Public Relations
Phone: +49 234/968-3230
Mail: pressethga.LÖ




TSU e.V.

TSU e.V.
99867 Gotha
Phone.: +49 3621/301034
Fax: +49 3621/301035
Mail: infotsuev.LÖ

Contact Person:
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Steinfeld
Mail: steinfeldtsuev.LÖ

Dr. rer. nat Manfred Wohlrab
Mail: wohlrabtsuev.LÖ





The Association of Mining, Geology and Environment (VBGU), an employers association, works since more than 25 years as a stakeholder of its currently 45 ordinary member companies (representing entrepreneurs of the branches especially geotechnics, mining, consultancy and companies which offers special services in mining).

VBGU represent the ordinary politico-economic and socio-political plus tariff interests of its member companies and support the companies for instance in research and development plus further education. VBGU provides for member companies access to economic and political decision makers at federal level and state level. 

VBGU itself is well connected and a member of several employer associations and non-governmental bodies in the Federal Republic of Germany in ranges of labour law, waste legislation, mining law, environmental law and water rights.

We organized colloquiums, field trips, workshops, annual meetings and events like parliamentary evening and the New Year’s welcome.

With our member companies we will “together, create a sustainable future".

Poststraße 30
10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 30/40054270
Fax: +49 30/40054271
Mail: infovbgu.LÖ 

VDMA Mining

In the VDMA Mining Association approximately 135 companies mainly medium-sized merged from the sectors underground mining, open cast mining, mineral processing technology, consulting, research and development.

These companies lastly represent an entire trade volume which reached some 3.6 billion Euro (2015). The mining supplier branch is one of the most export-intensive mechanical engineering sectors in Germany. Key markets are the Near and Middle East, China, North and Latin America as well as Europe.

We create the network among our member companies and support export activities by market data, liaison offices abroad, joint booths on foreign trade fairs (German Pavilions) as well as legal and technical information. By common research projects we do support the technological progress and organize the National, European and International Standardization in this field.

VDMA Mining
Lyoner Straße 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main

Contact Person:
Klaus Stöckmann
Mail: klaus.stoeckmannvdma.LÖ


Rehabilitation of uranium ore mining legacies in Saxony and Thuringia

Wismut GmbH is a federal government-owned company operating in Saxony and Thuringia. Its principal business is the decommissioning, cleanup, and rehabilitation of uranium mining and processing sites.

The Wismut Project has emerged as an important international reference project for state-of-the-art remediation technologies in conjunction with the rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated sites.

Wismut is also an important partner on the regional level that makes a substantial contribution to foster the economic development of sites under remediation.

The company's sole shareholder is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Since its foundation in 1991, the company is headquartered in Chemnitz/Saxony.

More information can be found here:

Wismut GmbH
Jagdschänkenstraße 29
09117 Chemnitz