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Stoke-on-Trent hires Swedish experts for planned geothermal district heating scheme

Bottle Kilns at Hartley Court, Stoke-on-Trent (source: flickr/ David Jones, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 11 Oct 2016

The city of Stoke-on-Trent has hired help from Sweden for its ambitious geothermal district heating project, which is developed in partnership with UK-based GT Energy.

The city of Stoke-on-Trent in the UK has been working on plans for a geothermal district heating system for quite some time, as we reported before.

With a cost of approximately GBP 52 million (ca. $65 million), the project is pricey. In a move to help cut costs on the project, the city has hired experts from Sweden to help on the project.

The idea of the project is to derive hot water from a geothermal well with a depth of 4,000 meters (2.5 miles), that is then transferred to a “closed loop of water pipes to provide families with cheap heating.”

The authorities working on the project have now formed a partnership with Oresundskraft, a municipality-owned heating company from Helsingborg, Sweden that has a similar scheme in place.  Under current plans, UK-based GT Energy wants to drill the GBP 18 million ($22 million) well on a site in the city.

With the help of the group from Sweden, the project is hoped to become bigger and more cost effective.

For more details read the article via the link below.

Source: Stoke Sentinel