Christmas is a great time to celebrate success, as well as to look ahead into future achievements. 2021 has been a fantastic year of progress and innovation at EOL Vent Mining. For this I can only thank all of you, our employees, who made our ongoing product developments and strong customer evaluations possible!
Here are a few of our biggest milestones in 2021:Our new rotary heat exchanger proved able to cover 100 % of the energy requirements for heating fresh air, at down to –20°C outdoor temperatures. This is done by extracting energy from exhaust air. The rotary heat exchanger has a more sustainable technology than the techniques used until now and could completely eliminate the need of external heat sources, such as burning oil, for heating fresh air. In 2021 we also launched our silencers for humid exhaust air. Its technology allows it to keep its functionality even when soaking wet. Also this technology is sustainable, based on smart design and features both high sound-absorbing properties and high moisture resistance. I am proud, and I hope you are too, that this component is made from 100% recycled materialand now in full use in the LKAB Kiruna mine.As we spend a lot of time adapting our products to each unique delivery, we have the opportunity to build strong customer relationships and a high degree of knowledge sharing. These relationships provide us with the ability to develop products that strengthen the mining industry. Our partners are crucial to our success. Therefore I also wish our partners, suppliers and customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to further great collaborations in 2022!Samuel AnderzénCEOEOL Vent Mining