Monday, February 5, 2018

United Kingdom: Drilling Starts for Geothermal Resource for Cornish Open Air Pool

Jubilee Pool in Penzance takes a step towards geothermal future as first stage of drilling work begins (Cornwall Live)

The first stage of construction work that will help to turn Penzance into a spa resort has not failed to catch people's attention.

Should all go to plan the development will eventually see a section of Jubilee Pool heated by geothermal energy - becoming the first facility of its kind in Britain to make use of hot rocks below the ground.

Those connected with the pool and the wider community have been excited to witness the first stages of drilling that will create a 1.5km deep geothermal well and will allow future bathers to enjoy a section of water heated at around 35°C in spring 2019.

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