Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Germany: Updates on Taufkirchen and Landau Geothermal Power Plants

Daldrup & Soehne nears launch of trial ops for German geothermal plants (Renewables Now)

German drilling and environmental services provider Daldrup & Soehne AG said today that two geothermal power plants in Germany are nearing the start of trial operations, and also provided updates on other projects.

Daldrup & Soehne’s subsidiary Geox GmbH has finalised the renovation of the Landau geothermal power plant in the southwestern part of the country and is now getting ready to initiate trial operations at the site in coordination with the relevant regulatory authorities. The company noted that all of the plant’s individual components have already passed testing successfully.

Furthermore, Daldrup expects that manufacturer Kelvion will deliver the first heat exchanger for the Taufkirchen geothermal plant near Munich in September. After installing the equipment, the company would proceed with trial operations, with a plan to conclude the process by the end of the year, it said. A second heat exchanger will become operational in the spring of 2018, thus enabling the facility to move towards operating at full capacity.