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Drilling started for Garching geothermal project in Bavaria, Germany

Start of Drilling, Garching/ Germany (source: Silenos Energy)
Alexander Richter 8 May 2018

The drilling campaign for the geothermal power project at Garching an der Alz in Bavaria, Germany has started, as reported by the developer Silenos Energy.

Geothermal developer Silenos Energy has officially started the drilling for its geothermal power project in Garching a.d. Alz around 90 km east of Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

The company completed the preparation of the drilling site in late April and has started its drilling phase, which is estimated to take about 6 months. It is planned to drill two wells 12 meters apart, one production and one re-injection well.

The drilling target is the so-called Malm in the southeast Molasse Basin of the Bavarian Aps at a depth of approx. 3,600 meters. Silenos Energy expects around 120 to 130 degrees Celsius warm water in this permeable rock layer. “We implement the project in compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards as well as all regulatory requirements and approvals and according to our BGEO concept,” says managing director Oliver Friedlaender.

“The plan is to drill about 50 to 200 meters per day, depending on the rock layer. After each drilling phase there is a two-week test phase. The first results are expected in July. ”

To inform citizens and other interested parties during the drilling phase, Silenos Energy regularly offers guided tours on the drilling site. These tours take place after registration on the company homepage.

Source: Silenos Energy