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Construction started on geothermal heat and power project in Garching a.d. Alz, Germany

Drilling rig on site in Bavaria, Germany (source: Silenos Energy)
Alexander Richter 6 Sep 2019

Developer Silenos Energy has started construction work on its planned 66 MW thermal and 6.5 MW electric geothermal heat and power plant in Garching an der Alz, Germany.

Following the issuance of the first building permits for the erection of the above-ground parts of the geothermal plant were granted in July, the work of Silenos Energy started in mid-August at the Bruck site in Garching an der Alz.

Currently the company carries out civil works and work on the foundation work as well building work on the company building, the turbine house and the filter building. At the same time, the required pipeline infrastructure consisting of drinking water, electricity and communication will be set up right up to the site.

After completing the essential foundation and shell construction work, the pipeline and plant construction will begin. The assembly of the turbine, one of the core parts of the plant, is expected in the spring of 2020. Silenos Energy plans to complete and commissioning of the plant in the summer of 2020.

Managing Director Christian Steinbauer: “We are very pleased to be able to start the construction phase of our geothermal plant after such a short and intensive planning phase. Another important milestone in the project is our goal of generating electricity and heat from the regional renewable resource geothermal at the Garching site. Alz as safe as possible, environmentally friendly, efficient and efficient to produce, achieve. ”

The geothermal plant is expected to produce both electricity and heat and, once completed, will have a capacity of 66 MW thermal and 6.5 MW for electricity production.

Source: Silenos Energy via our partner website in Germany, TiefeGeothermie