Monday, June 20, 2016

New Zealand: Drilling Starts at 20 MW Te Ahi O Maui Geothermal Power Project

Geothermal well drilling begins (SunLive)

Eastland Group's board of directors visited the Te Ahi O Maui drilling site last month. From left: Keiran Devine, Mike Glover, John Rae, Nelson Cull (chairman), John Clarke, Tony Gray. Photo: Courtesy Eastland group.
An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi is predicting the drilling for new geothermal wells will provide an opportunity to develop and create local expertise and employment for the community.

Drilling is now underway on the first of three wells for Te Ahi O Maui geothermal power project near the Eastern Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau. 

Following completion of the well, two further wells will be drilled later this year.