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Geothermal project in Ried im Innkreis, Austria awards drilling contract

Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin)
Alexander Richter 26 Jul 2018

A joint venture of Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman have been awarded a drilling contract for a geothermal project in Ried im Innkreis, Austria.

The Joint Venture Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman were awarded a contract for the delivery of a geothermal well in Mehrnbach, Ried im Innkreis, Austria, as reported by the companies earlier in July 2018. The company GRB Geothermie Ried Bohrung GmbH, a subsidiary of Energie Ried GmbH, Energie AG Wärme GmbH and Nahwärme Mehrnbach GmbH & Co KG, contracted the Joint Venture for drilling and completion of the geothermal well TH3.1 via a day rate based contract.

The JV will execute all subsurface works for the completion of the geothermal well and the following air lift well test. The drilling works will be executed by utilizing the Huisman LOC 400 drilling rig – a fully containerized modular rig with a very small footprint, outfitted with a highly automated pipe-handler and rig floor. The focus of Züblin Ground Engineering will be on the overall project management and coordination of all drilling and completion service companies.

The directional controlled vertical well is planned to be drilled up to a depth of 2,610 m to 2,750 m in order to exploit the Upper Malm reservoir. The abandonment of the old well TH3 and the conductor installation for the new well have already been performed by Züblin earlier this year.

Source: Huisman release