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Wintershall supports student research centerDonation enables the purchase of new computers

Kassel. Whether in the field of geophysics, chemistry, technology or IT – when students do research, they come up with remarkable projects. Wintershall is supporting the Student Research Center North Hessen to the tune of 3,500 Euro to encourage as many children and young people as possible to get interested in the natural sciences. The donation will be used to purchase new computers, which are urgently needed for the many different research projects. The center is situated on the grounds of the Albert Schweitzer school in Kassel and is at the disposal of 25 schools from the region.


“It is important to test your theoretical knowledge in practice, especially in the field of natural sciences,” says Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall, explaining the company’s motivation to regularly support natural science projects in schools. Wintershall, Germany’s largest internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer, also supported the student research center in 2012 with 10,000 euros for the purchase of new equipment. The company donated 5,000 euros in May this year to the Herderschule in Kassel for equipping a research laboratory for biology experiments. It is the only one of its kind in the region so far and can be used by 40 schools in Kassel and the surrounding district.

Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs some 2,500 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is now Germany’s largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer.

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Contact: Ulrike Saße