STEAG Power Minerals, then trading under the name STEAG Entsorgungs GmbH (SEG), is established. Its task: to develop recycling techniques for power plant by-products and operate treatment plants.
STEAG Entsorgungs GmbH (SEG) also takes on the marketing of the residues – thus becoming a company that, for the first time, could offer all recycling and disposal services all year round and from under one roof. SEG already had a reputation then for expert technical consultancy and support to customers from the power generation and construction industries. In addition, the company developed its technical facilities further and took an active part in committees and associations. The company’s own logistics network including storage facilities also was continuously expanded. It even erected its own lime-sand brickworks and a fly ash drying plant which is unique in Europe.
Not only STEAG, but other power plant operators as well concluded disposal agreements with STEAG Power Minerals in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, the company further expanded its national and European network especially since the turn of the millennium. In 2002 the company acquired ASIKOS Strahlmittel GmbH. Since SEG was established it had cooperated closely with this market leader for blasting abrasives. In 2012 ASIKOS was then integrated in the parent company.
STEAG Power Minerals continues to pursue its international growth strategy: with the Qatari joint venture Hawar Power Minerals the European market leader strengthens its presence in the Gulf region. In addition, with Photoment® STEAG Power Minerals puts a construction material on the market that receives the GreenTec Award for its air-cleaning properties. That same year, a ship with 44,000 tonnes of fly ash on board heads for the USA for the first time.
STEAG Power Minerals looks back on a 35-year success story. In its anniversary year, with just under 100 employees the company generates sales revenues of about 75 million euros and recycles around three million tonnes of power plant by-products.
STEAG Energo Mineral Deutschland is founded and markets fly ash and other power plant by-products as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Polish STEAG Energo Mineral Sp. z o.o. The company is a reliable contact for customers in eastern Germany. In addition to the power plants in the east of Germany, several plants in Poland and the Czech Republic are available as sources of these by-products.
STEAG Power Minerals Asia Pte. Ltd.
In order to implement the Group’s strategic orientation in the key region of Southeast Asia, STEAG Power Minerals establishes the subsidiary STEAG Power Minerals Asia Pte. Ltd. in summer 2019. The company is located in Singapore, the hub of business activities in Southeast Asia. The objective is to further expand existing networks, promote the transfer of STEAG’s expertise to the Southeast Asian market and develop new activities together with local partners.
The STEAG Power Minerals Group takes over the majority shareholding in a slag processing plant at the Zossen site as of January 1, 2020. The aim is to process slag and ash from STEAG’s waste incineration plants and return them to the economic cycle. Part of the renamed company MINERALplus Stork GmbH & Co. KG, or MPS for short, continues to belong to Stork Holding GmbH. MINERALplus assumes operational responsibility for the new plant.
STEAG GmbH sells all the shares in STEAG Power Minerals GmbH, including all its subsidiaries, to EP Power Europe, a.s. EP Power Europe (EPPE), a subsidiary of the Czech energy group Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH), is an energy supplier focusing on power generation from conventional and renewable sources, with a strong focus on lignite and hard coal fired power generation. The acquisition of the STEAG Power Minerals Group is a strategic addition to existing activities in the EPH Group.