Tuesday, February 13, 2018

United Kingdom: Pilot Hole Drilled at Cornish Geothermal Power Project

United Downs Deep Geothermal Project - Update

GeoScience Limited has provided an update on the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project in Cornwall, England, the first geothermal power project in the UK.

In the week beginning Monday 12th February the project will be drilling a 200m pilot hole to confirm that there are no unrecorded mine workings that would interfere with the deep drilling. This hole will be drilled by a small track-mounted rig over three days from Monday to Wednesday, working during the day only.

Site preparation work proper will begin in the last week of February or the first week of March. This work will also be carried out during daytime working hours only and will involve the removal of waste, levelling the surface, creating concrete pads, constructing drilling cellars, providing power, water and waste infrastructure, installing fencing, gates and lighting.  We will also install temporary site offices.

The work will be completed towards the end of April and we expect to move the drilling rig onto the site at the beginning of May, either just before or just after the bank holiday.

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