Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Kitts and Nevis: Production Drilling to Begin at Nevis Geothermal Plant in Early October

Geothermal development project commences on Nevis (The St Kitts & Nevis Observer)

A new era in geothermal development on Nevis has begun. McLevon “Mackie” Tross, local representative for geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI), said the first phase of the project is expected to commence in October 2017.

In an interview with the Department of Information Sept. 12 at N3 – the geothermal production site on more than nine acres of land at Hamilton Estate – Tross said preparatory work, which began Aug. 30, is ready for the commencement of the project’s first phase.

“We started site clearing on Aug. 30 in preparation for the drilling of a new test well and that will commence in the first week in October,” he said. “We expect the equipment to be arriving at the Long Point Port around Oct. 4-5. Once the equipment gets here, with the help of the local authorities and police, we will get the equipment at this drill site in Hamilton and reassemble it since some of it would have to be disassembled for transportation and that drilling process should take about 45 days.”