2022 Retrospect

Heat Exchanger World Conference & Exhibition Europe 2022

It was many years in the making, but on 1st & 2nd November the European heat exchanger community finally came together in Rotterdam! Held at the RDM former submarine yard, the venue was the perfect setting for an industrious atmosphere; visitors to the conference room and expo hall alike were treated to views of freight barges and large trade ships coursing along the trade artery of the Nieuwe Maas river, and water taxis made for a unique morning commute.

The conference began with a few words of welcome from Heat Exchanger World Conference Organiser Ellie Pritchard, who thanked all participants for their patience, loyalty, and enthusiasm throughout the years of preparation. In particular, the event sponsor Alleima gave unwavering support from the beginning to ensure that the Heat Exchanger World European event could adapt to all Covid-related postponements and challenges.

What followed was a well-rounded conference covering the key issues and challenges in the heat exchanger industry and supply chain. Input came from technical individuals such as engineers and EPC contractors, as well as service providers and manufacturers. A clear overview of the heat exchanger community demonstrated the willingness for collaboration across the industry, with a general acknowledgment of its current conservatism and need for change.