Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH

Am Technologiepark 1
45307  Essen

Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT) has been founded in 1990 as brain trust of the German coal mining industry. It is a follow-up of the technical-scientific community organisations of the German coal mining industry, which partly had been founded 130 years ago. DMT is now world-wide recognised as a successful and innovative technology service provider throughout the fields of raw materials, safety and infrastructure.

The range of activities has been enlarged considerably, especially regarding testing and environmental protection. The main fields of activity are now explosion and fire protection, testing, mining, exploration, geology and geophysics, fuel technology, coke making, automation, engineering, certification and measurement technology.

With regard to UPTUN project the facilities for running large scale fire tests and the fire-technological testing of solid and liquid equipment are worth mentioning. The investigations have yielded much experience regarding prevention, formation and propagation of fires as well as appropriate fire fighting measures and fire detectors.  

Dr. Horst Hejny
Born 1953, studied Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Dortmund and got doctorate from University/GHS in Essen. Work experiences on coal gasification, dust techniques, occupational health and safety, mine climate control and conditioning. Currently working as project co-ordinator and central administrator of company’s R&D projects. As member of this department Dr. Hejny is also involved in the innovation processes of the company.


Dr. Werner Foit  

Born 1951, studied chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 1981 he is involved at DMT and former organisations with problems around fire safety. His main activities are fire-technological testing of solid and liquid equipment, running large scale fire tests, fire protection in tunnels, expertise on fire protection, early detection of fires and prediction of fire effects.