Haver Engineering GmbH
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Haver Engineering GmbH in Meißen, Germany has been recently recognised as an affiliated institute of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. A special department has been set up for joint research activities and for coordinating the overall cooperation.
Already when Haver Engineering Meißen (HEM) – a subsidiary of the Machinery Division of Haver & Boecker in Oelde, Germany – was founded in 2007, there was the goal of intensifying scientific research in cooperation with the TU Bergakademie in Freiberg in order to further strengthen innovative development. Prof. Dr. Georg Unland, Finance Minister of Saxony, formerly the vice chancellor of the TU Bergakademie in Freiberg, was a key player in opening up to industry and actively supported the project. An application made in September 2008 recognising HEM as an affiliated institute of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg was approved by the university advisory board and the state of Saxony.
This is an important success for Haver & Boecker and its Saxony-based subsidiary because cooperation with an accredited university offers great benefits. Already the first projects in the areas of pelletising technology, slurry processing and washing technology have been initiated and the personnel for these projects and research selected. Currently one post-doctoral, one dissertation and two student research projects on the topic of pelletising technology are now underway. An internship is currently being prepared. In the field of washing technology, two successive student research projects are planned for the immediate future. In addition, courses on the subject of material screening and washing are planned by Haver & Boecker for the semester. Also the first international cooperation in the form of agreements, e.g. with major Brazilian iron ore producers, are in the works. The joint cooperation is also of great importance for the University of Freiberg. With a partner from private industry, the institution becomes highly competitive at the university level and is now in a position to foster education and research at a leading level.
The first joint public appearance by the Bergakedemie Freiberg and HAVER ENGINEERING Meißen took place in Freiberg on the Night of Science on June 20, 2009. There was a great amount of activity at the information booths and at the demonstrations about washing and pelletising.
A high-ranking advisory board will define further research projects in the future. The topics of screening and washing, improving use of natural resources, improving process quality and lowering the costs of individual processes will remain at the forefront of research.
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