Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Germany: Four Wells of 4,000 Meter Depth to be Drilled for Geothermal Reserves Under Munich

Daldrup & Söhne AG receives major order for four geothermal drillings from Stadtwerke München (News Release)

The drilling technology and geothermics specialist Daldrup & Söhne AG has received a major order from Munich-based energy provider Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM) to drill two geothermal doublers (four deep drillings) for the production of geothermal energy. 

The drillings will go into a depth of more than 4,000 meters with work to start later this year. 

The drillings are part of SWM's vision for district heating, which calls for Munich to be Germany's first major city whose district heating will be generated entirely through renewable energies by 2040. Geothermal energy from hot thermal water is key to the production of this heating: Munich is located on top of vast supplies of this environmentally friendly energy, which is contained in easily permeable layers of limestone that are part of the geological layers underneath the city.