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United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project in Cornwall pushing ahead

UDDP project in Cornwall/UK, snapshot of new website
Alexander Richter 12 Feb 2018

Preparatory work has started on the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project in Cornwall, UK.

The United Downs Deep Geothermal Project in Cornwall, UK is starting this week with drilling a 200m hole. The goal is to determine that there are no unrecorded mine workings that could interfere with further deeper drilling activities on site.

The hole to be drilled now, will be drilled by a small truck-mounted rig over three days this week.

As the project reports on its website, site preparation work proper will begin in the last week of February or the first week of March. This work will also be carried out during daytime working hours only and will involve the removal of waste, levelling the surface, creating concrete pads, constructing drilling cellars, providing power, water and waste infrastructure, installing fencing, gates and lighting.  The developer will also install temporary site offices.

The work will be completed towards the end of April and it is expected that the drilling rig will be moved onto the site at the beginning of May.

Source: UDDGP