"I started in coal mining in Germany when I was 16 and worked in all areas in Germany for 31 years. In 2011 the last hard coal mines in Germany were closed and I looked for new jobs on the international energy market and went to Kyrgyzstan to the Kumtor gold mine, then I went to Russia to work in the shaft and built the largest freezing shaft system in the world to freeze three shafts at the same time. My way then went to Kazakhstan, where I drove more than 10 km of tunnel with my colleagues. Today I'm retired, but I'm happy to be invited if there are return flights."
- Edwin Klemmer