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West Indies Power signs drilling contract for Nevis Project

Drilling Rig 12 of PRMD West Indies (source: West Indies Power)
Alexander Richter 28 Jun 2011

West Indies Power (WIP) signed a contract with PRMD West Indies Limited (PRMD) to drill two (2) 6000 ft directional geothermal production wells and one 7000 ft vertical injection well at the Spring Hill Geothermal Site on Nevis.

Reported last night by the company, “West Indies Power (WIP) signed a contract with PRMD West Indies Limited (PRMD) to drill two (2) 6000 ft directional geothermal production wells and one 7000 ft vertical injection well at the Spring Hill Geothermal Site on Nevis. It is estimated that each production well will produce 5MW’s of geothermal steam to power the 8.5MW geothermal plant that is being constructed at the Spring Hill Geothermal Site.

PRMD will send, to Nevis, its’ Rig 12 which is a specially constructed geothermal production drilling rig. The drilling rig has the ability to drill large size geothermal production wells to 10,000 ft. The drill stands 185 ft high and requires a 100ft by 300 ft drill pad to operate. Each well will take approximately 45 days to drill.

Rig 12 is currently located in Belize and will be shipped to Nevis in August of this year. The drilling at Spring Hill is to commence in September.

PRMD is the Nevisan subsidiary of the Marriott Drilling Group from the UK. The Group has been conducting drilling operations for 65 years. It has extensive experience in geothermal well drilling, having drilled geothermal production wells in Central America, Kenya, UK, Ireland, and other locations.

Kerry McDonald CEO of WIP stated “WIP is fortunate to be associated with such a internationally experienced geothermal drilling contractor as PRMD. It brings experience in the field of geothermal drilling that will insure the timely success of the Nevis Geothermal Project and the delivery of reliable low cost geothermal power to the people of Nevis and the Caribbean.”

Source: Company release  via e-mail