Friday, November 1, 2019

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Geothermal Project Achieves Good Results from Second Well

Drilling at geothermal site yielding positive results (Searchlight)

The second phase of drilling at the geothermal site at Bamboo Range has yielded positive results so far.

Project Director Ellsworth Dacon said that the drilling of the second well, named Well Number Three, took about 83 days to complete and stimulation shows that this well is at 215 degrees Celsius and getting hotter, the right amount of energy needed for geothermal power generation.

He added however that although the initial findings point to this, testing equipment still has to be procured to determine how much power Well Number Three can produce.

Dacon said they are hoping to complete the drilling program by December, 2019, repair Well Number One by February, 2020, start testing in March 2020 then go to the market for plant design by August/September 2020.

“Plant construction can start late 2020 or early 2021 and that is the plan if everything goes well,” Dacon said.