The project

Garzweiler opencast mine

Industry Energy
Customer RWE Power AG
Location Garzweiler (Germany)
Year of commissioning 2005-2008

RWE Power is Germany’s biggest power producer and a leading player in the extraction of energy raw materials. Their core business consists of low-cost, environmentally sound, safe and reliable generation of electricity and heat as well as fossil fuel extraction.

One of RWE’s production sites is the lignite mine of Garzweiler II, where 35 million tonnes of lignite are extracted every year. The material is transported afterwards to the Neurath and Niederaussem power stations to generate electricity.

Garzweiler II opencast mine
Garzweiler II opencast mine
Garzweiler II opencast mine
Garzweiler II opencast mine

The Challenge Achieved

In the revamping and expansion project of the mine, RWE awarded to TAIM WESER the supply of the conveying system for the lignite handling.

The scope of supply included 8 new conveyor lines, new shuttle head and return station, modification of existing shuttle heads and existing return stations and relocation of shuttle heads and return stations

The project figures

Conveying capacity35.000 tph

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