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 consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 180 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organisations from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain: from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding innovative solutions to secure supplies and strengthen the raw materials sector in Europe.

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





The Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMG-PAN) is a Polish state scientific institution founded in 1952. It has become a major scientific advisory body through its scientific committees and research institutes. It successfully combines theory, modelling, laboratory and in situ experiments together with practical applications mainly in the fields of mining safety engineering and the impact of mining activity on the natural environment.

IMG-PAN is host of the Stanislaw Knothe conference. Professor Knothe is the author of an original theory of rock mass movements caused by underground mining operations. This theory became a basis for practical forecasting calculations of the effects of mining operations and, therefore, enables the mining of large coal reserves located in the protective pillars below industrial plants, estates and towns. Prof. Knothe’s theory has been successfully applied in the Polish and global mining industry for over sixty years.

The Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Reymonta 27
30-059 Krakow

Phone: +48 12 637 62 00
Fax: +48 12 637 28 84

Mail: biuro12img-pan.krakow.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. Since 2015, the Research Institute of Post-Mining is investigating the complex challenges which come along with post-mining such as mine closure, the aftercare measures and the future use of land and facilities. Even after the phase-out of the active hard coal mining in Germany the researchers are focusing on perpetual tasks of mining and Monitoring.

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola, University
Herner Street 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



TSU e.V.

TSU - Verein für Technische Sicherheit und Umweltschutz e.V.

The TSU e.V. is a non-profit, technical-scientific association for promotion of technical safety and environmental protection through safety advice and safety training.

Current priorities of the association’s activities:

  • Ensuring the safety of shaft-hoisting equipment and hoisting plants
  • Ensuring safety in manufacturing and use of wire ropes in large technical systems and their safety testing
  • Safety of bearing structures, especially under dynamic load
  • Safety analysis and proof of reliability of safety devices of modern technical Systems
  • Analysis of machine and building dynamics; sound and vibration protection of  persons; vibration reduction of properties
  • Emission and immission protection in case of air pollutants and hazardous substances
  • Post mining risk protection
  • Ensuring safety under environmental conditions of the mining and metallurgical industry
  • Communication & safety-related decision making

The activities of the association are carried out by recognized experts and specialists, who have many years of experience in relevant industries.

The contribution of the TSU leads to

  • Reduced technical risks
  • Professional training and qualification
  • Application of innovative, sustainable Solutions
  • Impact of TSU experience for own practice and Projects

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

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Apel
Mail: Guenther.Apeltsuev.LÖ





The Association of Mining, Geology and Environment (VBGU), an employers association, works since more than 25 years as a stakeholder of its currently 48 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. Our Association accompanies with its member companies, inter alia, the successful reclamation of mining legacies from the uranium mining in Saxony and Thuringia, formed by the Wismut GmbH.

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 145 companies mainly medium-sized merged from the sectors underground mining, open cast mining, mineral processing and conveying technology, consulting, research and development. These companies lastly represent an entire trade volume which reached some 2.9 billion Euro (2017). The mining supplier branch is one of the most export-intensive mechanical engineering sectors in Germany. Key markets are North America, China, Russia as well as Europe, the Near and Middle East and Latin America. 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