Friday, March 18, 2016

Germany: 3 MWe Trebur Geothermal Project Starts Drilling

Drilling begins for the first geothermal power plant in Hesse Trebur - Bohrungen für das das erste Geothermiekraftwerk Hessens in Trebur beginnen (echo)

Drilling has commenced at the Geothermie-Projekt Groß-Gerau in Trebur, a community in Groß-Gerau district in Hessen, near Frankfurt in Germany.

The planned depth is 3,500 to 4,000 meters to an expected water temperature of 160 degrees Celsius. The power plant will deliver 3 MWe of electrical power and 6 MWth of thermal power (feeding into district heating network for the supply of industrial enterprises and residential areas). It is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 27 000 tonnes / year. The investment amounts to 40 to 50 million euros.

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