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Drilling has started for third geothermal well on Montserrat in the Caribbean

Drilling rig on site on Montserrat, Caribbean - Oct 16, 2016 (source: Bastien Poux)
Alexander Richter 16 Oct 2016

Drilling has started for a third well of a geothermal project on Montserrat, a UK territory in the Caribbean.

With the drilling rig up on site, drilling has started for the third well on Montserrat, a UK territory in the Caribbean.

On the picture above you see the drilling rig up in the hills on the right hand side.

Drilling is conducted by Iceland Drilling, an Icelandic geothermal drilling company.

U.S.-based Geothermal Resources Group GRG is providing expert drilling supervision for this project.

Montserrat has been working on the geothermal project since 2012, having already drilled two wells. With the third well now being drilled it is expected that the project can move in the development of an actual geothermal power plant that could power the island, which belongs to the UK.