Friday, December 15, 2017

St. Kitts and Nevis: Testing Equipment Due to Arrive at Nevis Geothermal Power Project

Nevis’ Revolutionary Geothermal Energy Project Back on Track (The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory reports the test site drilling and related work on a monumental geothermal well is proceeding at the Hamilton Estates location on Nevis. 

According to Dennis Nielson, a GRC Member, President of DOSECC, the drilling service firm that is conducting the work, “We have experienced some delays recently due to items that were damaged during the extended shipping period, which was related to the multiple hurricanes that hit the region.”

He went on to say, “We have a very experienced and qualified team on-site and that we expect to be back to a 24 hour drilling schedule, commencing Friday evening.” To date, the site has been staffed by a combination of six local hires and DOSECC and Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) staff.

According to Bruce Cutright, CEO of NREI, a subsidiary of Thermal Energy Partners, LLC, “These things do happen and DOSECC is addressing all issues as they arise and is committed to the successful completion of the project.”

He went on to say that, “We are looking forward to the testing period which will commence immediately following completion of the well. The testing equipment is now at the port in Miami and should arrive in Nevis next week.”