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Australian Hot Dry Rocks to expand services globally with new business manager

Hot Dry Rocks staff, Gareth Cooper and Ben Waining, during a precision temperature logging exercise in Tasmania, Australia (source: Hot Dry Rocks)
Alexander Richter 20 Jul 2011

In efforts to grow its services and expand into the global market, the leading Australian geothermal energy consultancy Hot Dry Rocks (HDR) has appointed geothermal advocate Lawrence Molloy to drive new business development.

In efforts to grow its services and expand into the global market, the leading Australian geothermal energy consultancy Hot Dry Rocks (HDR) has appointed geothermal advocate Lawrence Molloy to drive new business development.

“A trained geologist and engineer, Lawrence’s primary responsibility will be to raise awareness of HDR’s range of services in the geothermal sector, particularly in new markets including Japan and Canada. Lawrence will also drive the commercialisation of HDR’s second generation Portable Electronic Divided Bar.

“We’re very excited and privileged to have Lawrence on board to help us expand our presence in different markets globally as well as drive new business development in the Australian market,” HDR Managing Director Graeme Beardsmore said.

“The recent Carbon Tax announcement has given Australia’s geothermal energy sector substantial impetus to grow and Lawrence’s brief will help reinforce HDR’s position as a global leader and innovator in developing this previously-overlooked energy potential.”

Lawrence began his career as a mining geologist for Royal Dutch Shell and more recently was the Executive Director of The Foundation for Geothermal Innovation where he was instrumental in designing ‘The Global Geothermal Challenge’. He also executed ‘Geothermal Washington’, a policy initiative on geothermal energy in Washington State.

In 15 years as Technology Officer with Japanese machinery and engineering multi-national EBARA, Lawrence had global responsibility for the development and deployment of next generation water and power technologies. Lawrence brings a solid command of infrastructure and what it takes to bring new energy resources on line.

“HDR does tremendous work and is a passionate advocate of geothermal globally and in Australia. I’m looking forward to working with the team in developing new business opportunities,” Lawrence said.”

Source: Company release