Thursday, November 15, 2018

United Kingdom: Geothermal Spa Project Reaches 30 Degree Celsius Water at 410 Meters

Jubilee Pool geothermal spa to have even hotter water than expected (Cornwall Live)

It was like striking gold for the team behind the hot rocks bonanza in Penzance

The Jubilee Pool geothermal spa will be hotter than expected and that means the water will reach temperatures of up to 30 degrees C.

Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL), the company which has been drilling holes into the earth below the famous Jubilee Pool to tap into the earth's natural heat, said it found a warm water 'geothermal vein' 410 metres deep into the rock below Penzance's iconic sea water open air Lido.

The company, which is also involved in building the UK's first ever geothermal power plant at United Downs near Redruth, where it is drilling two 4.5 km deep holes into the earth's crust as part of a £18m EU-funded project with the potential to power 3,000 homes, said the hot water will now be tapped up to heat a section Jubilee Pool all year round.

GEL managing director Ryan Law said hitting the warmer than expected hot water vein was like 'striking gold'.

He said: "We are delighted that we have hit the hot water vein," said. "It is warmer than expected and capable of yielding much more geothermal energy than planned.

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