At the end of June 2012 RAG Mining Solutions and Chinese coal mining company SDIC Coal signed a frame contract. The contract settles further co-operation of both companies in concerns of roof support technique and automation. In a celebratory ceremony Dr Martin Junker, CEO of RAG Mining Solutions and Liu Yi, member of board of SDIC Coal signed a contract that settles the further cooperation of both companies for the next two years.SDIC Coal is planning to build further coal mines in the Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Shanxi until 2014. The Chinese contract partner would like to draw on the know-how of RAG Mining Solutions with this. The focal points of the planned cooperation will be support technique and automation.In 2011 SDIC Xinji Energy Company had already commissioned the RAG-subsidiary with the accomplishment of several projects in the sectors of logistics, support technique and planning of preliminary work. Training of Chinese engineers on site and in Germany, that had been accomplished by professionals of RAG Mining Solutions together with experts of the mines and maintenance area, topped the engineering- and consulting services.In the picture Liu Yi (SDIC Coal) and Dr. Martin Junker (RAG Mining Solutions) after signing the frame contract.