As part of a small ceremony, the former dump was made accessible to the public in Landsweiler speeches. The area has now been released from mountain supervision.
In addition to Valentin Holzer, managing director of the structural holding company Saar, Markus Fuchs, mayor of the municipality of Schiffweiler, and Sören Meng, district administrator of the district of Neunkirchen, also took part in the official handover.
"I am pleased that the legacies of the mining industry are being renovated step by step with the help of RAG Montan Immobilien. This increases the tourist attractiveness of our district many times over, District Administrator Meng affirmed.
RAG invested five million euros in the renovation of the Madenfelderhof dump. "We moved 350.000 cubic meters of mass here”Reported Stefan von dem Broch, project engineer in charge at RAG Montan Immobilien. The deepest dump fire was certainly the biggest technical challenge.
"For the first time, we have completely extinguished a deep dump fire with a special process"Explained the broch proudly. The entire dump body was also remodeled to create the required stability and an orderly drainage system. All prerequisites for bringing about the end of the mountain supervision. The transport routes created for the renovation work will be retained and will serve as repair routes in the future.
At the same time, they can be used as footpaths to reach the main stockpile. "We always strive to create synergies and thus create added value for the subsequent owners and the public," von Broch said.
Industriekultur Saar GmbH (IKS) had already taken over the sites of the former Reden and Göttelborn mines in 2003. "With the end of mountain supervision, we are now both owners and owners at both locations”Said Managing Director Holzer. Both locations stand for new uses without losing the characteristics of the mining industry. "Today, this location is expanded to include nature. And as we have already seen, tourism and local recreation do not have to be opposites."
"With the end of hard coal mining on the Saar, mining is far from over“Emphasized Rudolf Krumm, authorized officer of RAG Montan Immobilien. "Around eight years after the last shift in Ensdorf, the issues of structural change and area development concern people in our country. As a real estate subsidiary of RAG, we ensure sustainable follow-up uses on former mining areas at numerous locations in the Ruhr and Saar. We show our responsibility and work together with the state and the municipalities, but of course also with the local people, to develop something that fits the region, is economically feasible, ecologically sensible and attractive to people. We hand this heap over to its owner and hopefully send positive signals for a sustainable future."