Change of conveyor belt at the Prosper-Haniel mine

At the end of 2008, after eight years in darkness, a huge monster was wriggling back to the surface bit by bit: the conveyor belt from the inclined shaft of the Prosper-Haniel mine. There the giant of more than 7500 m length, with a weight of about 800 t was received by 25 employees of the mine as well as specialists from the company Contitech and was chopped into small pieces. Then a new “lindworm” was lowered into the depths.
This was the exchange of the belt of the largest and most efficient conveyor system at the company RAG Deutsche Steinkohle, which was also one of the most robust of its...

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