The inventor of sustainability

The association of Mining, Geology and Environment [orig. Verband Bergbau, Geologie und Umwelt e.V.] has become a representative of a continuously growing membership community through constructive dialogue with all important stakeholders in the industry over its 25-year history.

History

The association, which was founded in May 1990 as the " Branchenverband Bergbau/Geologie e.V." by mining and geotechnical companies in the former East Germany, has made its name as the national leading representative of its member companies after being renamed to the "Bergbau, Geologie und Umwelt e.V." in 1993.

During the course of unification, the focus was mainly on the transformation of numerous former East German companies into private sector companies. During deconstruction of the legacies of Wismuth uranium mining, the lignite opencast mining or the sector of landfill dangerous wastes, we have been able to introduce the term sustainability to the mining and raw materials sector and have therefore set a clear signal worldwide.

Nowadays, the VBGU is showing itself to be a dialogue-oriented interest group with ministries, departments and officials. The range of services extends to technical further training and the integration of EU duties for the subsidisation of foreign projects.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors has been set up by people who are deeply-rooted in the subjects of mining and raw materials, and who get things moving with passion. It is composed of the following people:

After completing his studies in structural hydraulic engineering and technical hydro-mechanics at the Dresden Technical University, Roger Tynior worked for three years as a research student in the faculty of water-retaining structures, and he completed his doctorate there in 1990. In the same year he began his work as a project engineer / project manager in diverse planning offices. In 1994, he joined the former G.U.B. Ingenieur GmbH, where he held the position of managing director from 1997 onwards. With the founding of the G.U.B. Ingenieur AG, he was promoted to the Board of Directors in 2007.

In addition to projects in water management, in hydraulic engineering and in flood control, mining renovation has been one of his central fields of activity during his work.
He is a member of the Rhineland Palatinate Chamber of Engineers.
Roger Tynior was managing director of the BWK State Association in Saxony and is a member of the German Economic Council.

"I consider that one of the central tasks of the VBGU is offering its members a network for professional contacts and specialist exchange. As an employer association, the VBGU must also represent the interests of its member companies at state and national levels and actively seek out a dialog with the political system."

A Mining and Civil Engineering course at the Freiberg Mining Academy at the beginning of the 80s and his doctorate on the subject of "Modelling of ore extraction in Pinge Altenberg" formed the basis for the professional career enjoyed by Dirk Vetter.

Dr. Vetter started as an engineer for research and development in the main technology department of the Freiberg mining and smelting combination with his main focus on Altenberg tin ore.

He was first promoted to works director and later to managing director of the "Einheit" pyrite mine in Elbingerode, and then joined Harz-Bergbau GmbH in 1990. After completing his activities as Company executive in the Niedersachswerfen building material works, he joined Bergsicherung Ilfeld GmbH, in 2002, where he has been technical managing director since 2004.

"The VBGU represents the interests of all the medium-sized companies in the mining sector, especially those in mining renovation, to the political system and public institutions. I value the practically-oriented activities of the association at a high professional level and the constructive dialogue for the retention and promotion of economic success" underlined Dirk Vetter.

It is an essential task of our association to offer the member companies the tariff approach which makes it possible for companies to place competitive offers without getting into economic constraints.

Klaus Forsthofer completed his studies at the Technical University of Munich in geography, focusing on ecology, urban and traffic planning, urban development as well as land planning and spatial planning.

During his 25 years of senior management at Industrieanlagen - Betriebsgesellschaft mbh (IABG), Mr. Forsthofer coordinated the large - scale project for the investigation of contaminated sites on the properties of the western group of Soviet troops in the New Federal States.

His expertise gained within the framework of the project is now in demand in numerous projects for German ministries, authorities and municipalities in the areas of area recycling, environmental services, geodata and geoinformation.

In his current position as Head of Environmental Services at IABG, he is also supporting the German energy sector through the provision of services for the dismantling of nuclear power plants.

"With his many years of experience in working with the administration and industry, Mr. Forsthofer is focusing on his work within the VBGU to show the value and importance of medium-sized enterprises for the sustainable solution of environmental problems in our society The VBGU can play a central role in Germany with its various specialist disciplines and the faculty of its members."

After successfully training as a deep-drilling technician and a university degree in Geotechnics and Mining at the Freiberg Mining Academy, Jens-Peter Lux started his professional career in a Berlin consulting engineering office.

Since 2002, he has been working for DMT GmbH & Co. KG at their headquarters in Essen. Whilst there he took up a wide range of managerial positions and is currently working as company executive. Jens-Peter Lux is currently responsible for the business segment of Geo Engineering & Exploration in the DMT Group. He held this post in addition to carrying out a range of activities and services in the raw material expiration, mining renovation, construction and infrastructure markets.

At beginning of the year 2018, Jens-Peter Lux appointed as managing director of DMT GmbH & Co. KG, responsible for operational business Infrastructure, Mining & Geo-Services in the DMT Group.

"In my view, the member companies in the VBGU Association don't just stand for extensive raw material expertise "Made in Germany" explained Jens-Peter Lux. "They stand out primarily because of their committed, expert, responsible and sustainable actions when dealing with resources in addition to the establishment and retention of diverse habitats."

After completing his university studies as a graduate engineer for automation technology and technical cybernetics, Stefan Mann obtained his doctorate at the Chemnitz Technical University with a thesis on the subject of artificial intelligence, the use of mechanical learning in technical systems.

He has taken over development work since 1984 and has held management positions in both research and industry, especially since 1989. As managing director he is responsible for medium-sized company development in the mechanical engineering and automotive sectors.

In 2007, Stefan Mann took over the technical management for Wismut GmbH, a national operation specialising in the renovation of the uranium mining legacies in East Germany.

"Members of the association cover the entire raw material cycle from exploration up to revitalisation. The results are acknowledged as successful all over the world. They act entrepreneurially and sustainably at the same time. Entrepreneurialism requires more than just a strong voice in Germany, and that's what the VBGU is about".

Olaf Alisch completed his university studies at the Freiberg Mining Academy in 1985 with a degree in geology which included his specialisation in natural gas and oil. After his studies, he worked at the Central Geological Institute in Berlin and dealt with case modelling and natural oil and gas potentials in the north-east German lowlands in addition to copper slate.

After working as a managing partner in a consulting engineer's office in the rock and earth sectors (exploration and mining planning) he worked as a lecturer at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus and briefly worked as an employer in the deliberation and operational planning/plan approval sectors for the Brandenburg State Office for Mining, Geology and Raw Materials in Cottbus. He has been working in the VBGU e.V. since 2006, and became its Managing Director in 2007.

"During my work in the association I am fascinated by the bandwidth of tasks for the member companies, who represent the entire life cycle of the mine from the planning of raw material extraction up to sustainable reintegration into the landscape right along the value-adding chain with their services."

Members

The VBGU member companies represent a wide cross-section of national and international mining and raw materials sectors. They operate in the following fields:

  • the commodity-linked industry
  • real estate development
  • mining
  • mining trusts
  • geotechnics
  • waste recycling
  • water management
  • environmental engineering/technology
  • geothermal energy
  • renovation of mining and industrial locations.

It is not important whether companies are active or consulting at home or abroad, or whether they plan or manufacture the services or equipment required for the above, in order to become members.

Member of VBGU and honorary members

Planitzer Straße 2,
08056 Zwickau

Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Geol. Frank Bär

Tel.: +49 375 272126-0
Fax: +49 375 272126-99

E-Mail: infobodenbaer.de
Website
: www.bodenbaer.de 

Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Kleistkarree

Kleiststraße 10a,
01129 Dresden

Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter-Andreas von Wolffersdorff, Dr.-Ing. Lutz Vogt, Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Tost
Ansprechpartner für VBGU: Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Mrozik

Tel.: +49 351 82413-0
Fax: +49 351 8030786

E-Mail: infobaugrund-dresden.de
Website: www.baugrund-dresden.de

Büro Montanuniversität Leoben
Franz-Josef-Straße 18,
A-8700 Leoben

Geschäftsführer: Ass. Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. mont. Gerhard Mayer

Tel.: +43 3842 45279
Fax: +49 3842 45279 DW 4

E-Mail: bvoeunileoben.ac.at
Website:
www.bvo.at

Cunnersdorfer Str. 12,
01705 Freital

Geschäftsführer: Dr.-Ing. André Pfütze, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Steffen Wilde

Tel.: +49 351 64918-71
Fax: +49 351 64918-75

E-Mail: kontakt@bergsicherung-freital.de
Website
: www.bergsicherung-freital.de

Kobaltstraße 42,
08289 Schneeberg

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Schönherr, Ökonom Ines Walther

Tel.: +49 3772 29-0
Fax: +49 3772 22494

E-Mail: infobergsicherung.net
Website: www.bergsicherung.net

Kirchplatz 7,
07552 Gera

Geschäftsführer: Dr.-Ing. habil. Wieland Kögel

Tel.: +49 365 43048-0
Fax: +49 365 43048-13

E-Mail: infobit-tiefbauplanung.de
Website: www.bit-tiefbauplanung.de

Stedtener Str. 51,
06317 Seegebiet Mansfelder Land

Geschäftsführer: Mario Löffler

Tel.: +49 34774 20-344
Fax: +49 34774 20-236

E-Mail: infomibrag-bub.de
Website: www.mibrag-bub.de

An den Seefichten 21,
15234 Frankfurt/Oder

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Seiferth

Tel.: +49 335 41477-30
Fax: +49 335 41477-50

E-Mail: infobergsicherung-ffo.de
Website: www.bergsicherung-ffo.de

Rosensteg 5 ,
99768 Harztor

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Dirk Vetter, Dipl.-Ök. Axel Fernschild

Tel.: +49 36331 369-0
Fax: +49 36331 369-22 
       +49 36331 369-37

E-Mail: infobergsicherung-ilfeld.de
Website
: www.bergsicherung-ilfeld.de

Fundgrube Anna und Schindler Nr.4,
08289 Schneeberg

Geschäftsführer: Bergassessor Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Steinert

Tel.: +49 3772 28485
Fax: +49 3772 395783

E-Mail: infobss-bergsicherung-sachsen.de
Website: www.bss-bergsicherung-sachsen.de

Delfter Straße 11,
09599 Freiberg

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Lothar Plutz

Tel.: +49 3731 262-30
Fax: +49 3731 262-320

E-Mail: bstfbst-freiberg.de
Website: www.bst-freiberg.de

Turleyring 13,
09376 Oelsnitz/Erzgeb.

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Ök. Andreas Bösl

Tel.: +49 37298 34-0
Fax: +49 37298 34-100

E-Mail: gfbtoe-tiefbau.de
Website
: www.btoe-tiefbau.de

Rosenstr. 2,
10178 Berlin

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Alula Damte, Jacobus F. Bouwman, Executive Vice President (Mitglied der Geschäftsführung)

Tel.: +49 30 243102-190
Fax: +49 30 243102-528

E-Mail: de-infocepetro.com
Website
: www.cepetro.com

Haustenbecke 1,
44319 Dortmund

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Greinacher
Ansprechpartner für VBGU: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Ahlbrecht

Tel.: +49 231 2891-396 / 395
Fax: +49 231 2891-492

E-Mail: infodeilmann-haniel.com
Website: www.deilmann-haniel.com

Am Technologiepark 1,
45307 Essen

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Jens-Peter Lux

Tel.: +49 201 172-2002
Fax: +49 201 172-1006

E-Mail: peter.luxdmt-group.com
Website
: www.dmt-group.com

Senior Consultant
Außerordentliches Mitglied

Tel.: +49 30 40054-270
Fax: +49 30 40054-271

E-Mail: -
Website: -

Bergwerk Niederschlag
Oberwiesenthaler Straße 61 A
D- 09484 Kurort Oberwiesenthal

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Zimmermann
Tel.-Nr. +49 (0)37347-8032 0
Fax   +49 (0)37347-8032 19

E-Mail: infoefs-nha.de
Website: www.efs-nha.de 

Hof am Alten Fernweg - Talstr.29,
09627 Bobritzsch

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Bernd Buschmann, Dr. Michael Trinkler

Tel.: +49 37325 92706
Fax: +49 37325 23460

E-Mail: erz-und-steinweb.de
Website
: www.erz-und-stein.de

Verwaltungsring 10,
04571 Rötha

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Geß; Dipl.-Ing. Axel Dyck

Tel.: +49 34206 74-3770
Fax: +49 34206 74-3780

E-Mail: infobodenmechanik.de
Website: www.bodenmechanik.de

Wolfener Straße 36 U,
12681 Berlin

Geschäftsführer (Vorsitz): Dr. Martin Bernhard - Country Manager

Tel.: +49 30 93651-201
Fax: +49 30 93651-250

E-Mail: fugrofugro.de
Website
: www.fugro.de

Saalbahnhofstraße 25c,
07743 Jena

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Geol. Andreas Schaubs und Dipl.-Ing. agr. Christoph Scheibert

Tel.: +49 3641 4535-0 / -39
Fax: +49 3641 442806

E-Mail: infojena-geos.de
Website: www.geocon-jena.de 

Magdeburger Straße 26b,
39245 Gommern

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Wolfgang Eiserbeck, Peter Anclam

Tel.: +49 391 54466-97
Fax: +49 391 54466-98

E-Mail: w.eiserbeckgcm-md.de, p.anclamgcm-md.de
Website: -

Stadtrodaer Str. 69,
07548 Gera

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Geol. Thomas Schmidt, Sebastian Palm

Tel.: +49 365 82 450-0
Fax: +49 365 82 450-70

E-Mail: geoinformgeo-n.com
Website
: www.geo-n.de

Kalkwerk 8,
09514 Lengefeld

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Frank Hippelein, Dipl.-Ök. Achim Stöck

Tel.: +49 37367 60-0
Fax: +49 37367 2238

E-Mail: infogeomin.de 
Website: www.geomin.de

Neckarstr. 5,
45768 Marl

Geschäftsführer: Frank Piecha

Tel.: +49 2365 2010-10
Fax: +49 2365 2010-12

E-Mail: infogeowell.de
Website
: www.geowell.de

Gewerbepark "Schwarze Kiefern",
09633 Halsbrücke OT Tuttendorf

Geschäftsführer: Jan Richter

Tel.: +49 3731 369-0
Fax: +49 3731 369-200

E-Mail: infogeosfreiberg.de
Website: www.geosfreiberg.de

Gesellschaft für Baugrund & Umweltuntersuchungen

Hönower Straße 35,
10318 Berlin

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Geol. Ronald Grube,Dipl.-Geol. Frank Grote

Tel.: +49 30 922113-63
Fax: +49 30 922113-64

E-Mail: geotopegz.fhtw-berlin.de
Website
: www.geotop-berlin.de

Geotechnik Umwelttechnik Bautechnik

Katharinenstraße 11,
08056 Zwickau

Vorstand: Dr.-Ing. Roger Tynior, Dipl.-Ing. Konrad Schmidt, Dr. Ök. Christian Wunderlich

Tel.: +49 375 27175-10
Fax: +49 375 27175-1299

E-Mail: infogub-ing.de
Website: www.gub-ing.de

Oderstraße 188,
12501 Berlin

Geschäftsführer: Dipl-Ing. Detlef Saggau

Tel.: +49 30 30061-241
Fax: +49 30 30061-230

E-Mail: d.saggauharbauer-berlin.de
Website
: www.harbauer-berlin.de

Wilhelmstraße 98
D-44649 Herne

Geschäftsführer: Dipl. Oec. Claus Ostheide
Ansprechpartner VBGU: Norman Seher

Tel.-Nr. +49 (0)2325/57-1551
Fax   +49 (0)2325/57-1559

E-Mail: infoheitkamp-eus.de
norman.seherheitkamp-ug.de
Website: www.heitkamp-ug.de

Niederlassung Berlin,
Friedrichstraße 185, Haus E,
10117 Berlin

Ressortleiter Umweltdienstleistungen, Vice President Environmental Services: Dipl.-Geogr. Klaus Forsthofer

Tel.: +49 30 293991-0
Fax: +49 30 293991-44

E-Mail: berliniabg.de
Website
: www.iabg.de

Hauptsitz
Wallstraße 15/15a,
10179 Berlin

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Wagner

Tel.: +49 30 240 485-0
Fax: +49 30 240 485-19

E-Mail: ilv-fernerkundungt-online.de
Website
: www.ilv-fernerkundung.de

Betriebsteil Sollstedt,
Kalistraße 1,
99759 Sollstedt

Geschäftsführer: Thomas Döring

Tel.: +49 36338 39-0
Fax: +49 36338 39-222

E-Mail: kontaktimm-dueck.de
Website
: www.imm-dueck.de

Voltastraße 5, Geb. 10.6
13355 Berlin

Geschäftsführer: Professor Dr. Roland Hüttl
Ansprechpartner VBGU: Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Beck

Tel.: +49 30 46 77 61 20
Fax: +49 30 46 77 61 10

E-Mail: -
Website: www.kiwa.de

Senior Consultant

Fenn 6 A,
14554 Seddiner See / OT Seddin

Tel.: +49 33205 498-81
Fax: +49 33205 498-82

E-Mail: juergen.christian.koppt-online.de
Website: -

Gewerbering 6,
76706 Dettenheim-Rußheim

Geschäftsführer: Edelbert Krämer

Tel.: +49 7255 719-310
Fax: +49 7255 719-311

E-Mail: infokraemer-erdwaerme.de
Website: www.kraemer-erdwaerme.de

Am Technologiepark 1,
45307 Essen

Ansprechpartner für VBGU: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Kriege

Tel.: +49 201 80983-736
Fax: +49 201 80983-9730

E-Mail: alexander.kriegeorica.com
Website
: www.orica.com

Industrieweg 2a,
99734 Nordhausen

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Ralph Haase

Tel.: +49 3631 632-532
Fax: +49 3631 632-562

E-Mail: ralph.haasemdt-montan.de
Website
: www.mdt-montan.de

Hunscheidtstraße 100,
44789 Bochum

Geschäftsführer: Dr.-Ing. Sarim Zaidi

Tel.: +49 234 579 2699-702
Fax: +49 234 579 2699-703

E-Mail: salesruhr-montan.de
Website: www.ruhr-montan.de

Wiesestr. 6,
07548 Gera

Geschäftsführer: Bernd Rößler, Thomas Rößler

Tel.: +49 365 8310-231
Fax: +49 365 8310-233

E-Mail: roessler-vermessunggeo-n.com
Website: www.geo-n.de

Ippichen 5,
77709 Wolfach

Geschäftsführer: Sebastian Pingel

Tel.: +49 7834 86705-85
Fax: +49 7834 86705-95

E-Mail: s.pingelsachtleben-ms.de
Website: www.sachtleben-ms.de

Burgstraße 19
D-09599 Freiberg

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Marco Roscher

Tel.-Nr. +49 (0)3731 / 77 58 158
Fax   +49 (0)3731 / 77 58 159

E-Mail: marco.roschersaxorebergbau.com

Geschäftsbereich Bergbau

Industrieweg 2a,
99734 Nordhausen

Geschäftsführer: Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Stäter, Dipl.-Berging. Michael Seifert

Tel.: +49 3631 632-450
Fax: +49 3631 632-334

E-Mail: juergen.staeterschachtbau.de
Website: www.schachtbau.de

Limbacher Str. 63,
09113 Chemnitz

Geschäftsführer: Bernd Rößler, Gerhard Henkel

Tel.: +49 371 355 778-0
Fax: +49 371 355 778-29

E-Mail: taberg@geo-n.com
Website: www.geo-n.de

Dombergweg 1,
98527 Suhl

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Berthold Weiß

Tel.: +49 3681 7106-0
Fax: +49 3681 7106-20

E-Mail: terra-montant-online.de
Website:
www.terra-montan.de

Zum Windkanal 21,
01109 Dresden

Geschäftsführer: Lars Braun, Dr. Horst Märten und Rudolf Meinhardt

Tel.: +49 351 88646-00
Fax: +49 351 8865774

E-Mail: infouit-gmbh.de
Website:
www.uit-gmbh.de

Jagdschänkenstraße 29,
09117 Chemnitz

Geschäftsführer: Dr.-Ing. Stefan Mann, Techn. Ressort Rainer M. Türmer, Belegschafts- und Kaufm. Ressort

Tel.: +49 371 8120-0
Fax: +49 371 8120-584

E-Mail: infowismut.de
Website:
www.wismut.de

Jagdschänkenstraße 33,
09117 Chemnitz

Geschäftsführer: Jan Richter

Tel.: +49 371 8120-180
Fax: +49 371 8120-175

E-Mail: infowisutec.de
Website:
www.wisutec.de

Dr. Klaus Erler Senior Consultant
Außerordentliches Mitglied
Tel.: +49 30 40054-270
Fax: +49 30 40054-271

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Leupold

Dr. Horst Richter

Dr. Bodo Schirmer

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schmidt (Oberberghauptmann a.D.)

Prof. Dr. phil. Rainer Slotta

Dr.-Ing. Helmut Springer

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kümpel
Präsident a.D. der Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)