What is the best mining location

The coal goes - the area remains

At this year's commercial real estate fair EXPO REAL in Munich from October 8 to 10, 2018, the focus will again be on some major projects by RAG Montan Immobilien in the Ruhr metropolis and in the Steinfurt district. At the fair, the company will be presenting the Freedom Emscher project in Bottrop and Essen and the Ibbenbüren coal conversion project at stand B1.440. The projects involve the revitalization of the last two mining sites, which will be the last RAG collieries to be shut down at the end of the year. In the Ruhr area alone, an additional 200 hectares will be available for new developments in the future. In Ibbenbüren and the neighboring town of Mettingen, around 90 hectares of space will be free for future uses due to the withdrawal of mining. In total, RAG Montan Immobilien will then have 77 projects over 1,800 hectares in development in North Rhine-Westphalia and on the Saar.

Freedom Emscher

"Freiheit Emscher" is organized as an inter-municipal development project together with the cities of Essen and Bottrop. It covers a total of 1,700 hectares in the northern urban area of ​​Essen and in the south of Bottrop. Of this, 150 hectares alone are from the portfolio of the mining group RAG.

"Freiheit Emscher" is considered to be one of the "most exciting urban development projects in the Ruhr area, perhaps in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia". In the association of the cities of Essen and Bottrop as well as RAG Montan Immobilien, a unique development opportunity in the central Ruhr area is to be used and implemented for innovative urban space development with strong economic potential.

Reason enough for Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Home, Local Affairs, Building and Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, to present the assessment from the point of view of the state at the panel discussion at EXPO REAL on the subject of "Freedom Emscher". On Monday, October 8th, 2018, from 12 p.m., discussed them at booth B1.440 together with Alexa Waldow-Stahm, managing director of the Stahm Architekten office, Bernd Tischler, Lord Mayor of the City of Bottrop, Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of the City of Essen, Dr. Jürgen Rupp, CEO of RAG AG and Markus Masuth, Chairman of RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH, talked about the innovative concept of the cross-city project under the title “FREEDOM EMSCHER a great opportunity for the Ruhr area - bringing the future into the jungle”.

Ibbenbüren coal region

The master plan for the development of the domestic mining sites after the end of hard coal mining in the Steinfurt district has been drawn up. The region around the northernmost mining site of RAG has for years under the leadership of the coal conversion interface, together with representatives of the Steinfurt district, its municipalities, RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren and RAG Montan Immobilien, the subsequent uses for the mine "von Oeynhausen" in Ibbenbüren and Developed “Am Nordschacht” in Mettingen. A future campus, commercial and industrial site, green parking areas and memorial sites for mining are being planned for the Ibbenbüren colliery site. On the “Am Nordschacht” mine in Mettingen, a craftsman's yard for regional businesses and new living space are to be built.

On Tuesday, October 9th, from 11.30 a.m., The concept of the successor use of the RAG shaft locations in the Steinfurt district will be presented at the RAG Montan Immobilien stand (B1.440). Under the title “Good prospects - future areas in the coal region”, representatives of the city of Ibbenbüren, the economic development of the Steinfurt district and RAG Montan Immobilien will report on the current status of the master plan.

EUREF campus at Zollverein

In Berlin, the architect and entrepreneur Reinhard Müller has already converted a site around a former gasometer in the Schöneberg district and developed it into a campus for established companies and startups in the fields of energy, sustainability and mobility. Now EUREF AG will also implement this idea in Essen at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among other things, the gasometer at the Zollverein coking plant is to be rebuilt. In addition, the settlement of further innovative facilities is planned there. Müller forecasts well over 1000 jobs on the new campus.

"EUREF-Campus Zollverein - a future location in the Ruhr area" is the title of an info talk on the subject on Tuesday, October 9th, at 1:15 p.m., at the booth of RAG Montan Immobilien B1.440. Reinhard Müller informs about the conception and the goal of creating an infrastructure there that supports founders in realizing their ideas and strengthens the Ruhr area as a location for young companies. Interview partners are Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Noll, CEO of the Zollverein Foundation and Markus Masuth, CEO of RAG Montan Immobilien.

Certificate handover

The RAG Foundation, together with its partners, the Essen project developer KÖLBL KRUSE and the architecture office kadawittfeldarchitektur, received platinum certification from the German Sustainable Society for the new building of the corporate headquarters of the RAG Foundation and RAG Aktiengesellschaft on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen Bauen (DGNB), the highest achievable DNGB standard for sustainable building. In addition, another joint construction project by the RAG Foundation and KÖLBL KRUSE, the Silberkuhlsturm in Essen-Rüttenscheid, has been awarded gold certification.

The official handover of the sustainability certificates takes place on Tuesday, October 9th, at 1 p.m. at the RAG Montan Immobilien booth (B1.440).

RAG Montan Immobilien portfolio

In addition to the two major projects, at this year's EXPO REAL, RAG Montan Immobilien contacts will be available for questions and discussions on all of the company's development projects - in particular on the development projects Westerholt in Gelsenkirchen and Herten, Gate Ruhr in Marl - formerly the location of the Auguste Victoria colliery - of the Friedrich Heinrich district around the former West Mine in Kamp-Lintfort and the area of ​​the East Mine in Hamm for. The topic of purchasing previously used industrial space to expand the portfolio will also be on the agenda at the RAG Montan Immobilien stand.


At booth B1.440, several of the company's partners will again be guests this year. Vivawest GmbH is represented at the stand as one of the largest German housing providers. Logport ruhr GmbH, the developer of logistics real estate in the Ruhr Metropolis, will also present itself at the stand, as will the Dortmund project developer GP & Q with some of its residential construction projects - both of which are affiliated companies of RAG Montan Immobilien.

In addition to exchanging ideas on unusual and attractive real estate projects, RAG Montan Immobilien also offers stand visitors and trade fair guests a playful added value. Whoever plays along has the chance
Win tickets for an attractive Bundesliga match in the Ruhr Metropolis. Come by - at EXPO REAL at booth B1.440.


Overview of the events of RAG Montan Immobilienat EXPO REAL 2018

Monday, October 8th, 2018
12:00 noon, location: hall B1, booth 440
Panel discussion: "FREEDOM EMSCHER as a unique opportunity for the Ruhr area - bringing the future into the jungle"

On the podium:
Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Homeland, Local Affairs, Building and Equal Opportunities for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia,
Alexa Waldow-Stahm, Managing Director of Stahm Architects,
Bernd Tischler, Lord Mayor of the City of Bottrop,
Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of Essen,
Dr. Jürgen Rupp, Board Member of RAG AG,
Markus Masuth, CEO of RAG Montan Immobilien,

Moderation: Stefan Prott, RDN Agency.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
11.30 a.m., location: hall B1, booth 440
Panel discussion: "Good prospects - future areas in the Ibbenbüren coal region",

On the podium:
Dr. Marc Schrameyer (Mayor of the City of Ibbenbüren),
Birgit Neyer (Managing Director of the Steinfurt Economic Promotion and Development Company (WESt) mbH),
Markus Masuth, CEO of RAG Montan Immobilien.

1.00 p.m. Location: Hall B1, Stand 440
official handover of the DGNB sustainability certificates
to Helmut Linssen, Chairman of the RAG Foundation,
Representative of the project developer KÖLBL KRUSE,
of the architecture office kadawittfeldarchitektur,
and the DGNB.

1:15 p.m., location: hall B1, booth 440
"EUREF-Campus Zollverein - a place of the future in the Ruhr area" - Presentation of the EUREF-Campus project at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site

On the podium:
Rainer Müller, CEO of EUREF AG,
Markus Masuth, CEO of RAG Montan Immobilien,
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Noll, Chairman of the Board of the Zollverein Foundation.