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Second well successfully drilled for Garching a.d. Alz geothermal project, Bavaria/ Germany

Start of Drilling earlier this year, Garching/ Germany (source: Silenos Energy)
Alexander Richter 17 Dec 2018

The geothermal project in Garching a.d. Alz in Bavaria/ Germany has successfully drilled and tested its second well. The project can now proceed with planning for a geothermal power plant, while simultaneous use for district heating is also being considered.

In a release this morning, developer Silenos Energy announced having successfully completed the second well for the geothermal project in in Garching a.d. Alz.

The well has a total length of 5,025-meter having reached its destination at a depth of 3,837 meters, the water-bearing Malm of the Bavarian Southeast Molasse. During the test phase it became apparent that the company also encountered hot thermal water during this drilling.

Managing Director Oliver Friedlaender: “The production test has shown that our geological plans and forecasts were correct again. The sought after, hot thermal water volumes are confirmed and the productivity is even slightly above the set expectations. A big thank you to all involved for this outstanding achievement. Drilling company RAG Energy Drilling GmbH has completed the second well in just 47 days, setting new standards.”

The project managers will now determine which of the two wells will be used as production well to derive hot water and which one to be used for re-injection. At the same time, plans are underway for the construction of a power generation plant. A simultaneous use of geothermal energy as a heat source for a district heating network is also being considered and is being intensively tested.

In order to keep all interested citizens up to date, there will be an information event again before the planned start of the construction and assembly work of the plant engineering.

Source: Company release