Prof. Dr. Günther Apel
Phone: +49 201 172-1487
Fax: +49 201 172-1735



We offer consulting, testing, assessment, planning and engineering services aimed at providing answers to questions relevant to both safety and profitability in the mining industry.

These services focus on rope and conveyor technology, ventilation engineering, rock mechanics and development engineering, resource extraction and mineral processing.

We plan and monitor subsurface cavities. We test ropes and tension members, shaft hoisting equipment and haulage conveyors, underground vehicles and support components. We assess equipment used for extraction and mineral processing and optimise engineering processes. We plan and evaluate ventilation systems for mines and tunnels and design safety concepts. We carry out engineering surveys for controlling methane emission in coal mining.