Contractor for test well drilling chosen for Nevis project, Caribbean
The developer of the Nevis geothermal project has contracted Dosecc Exploration Services of Utah in the U.S. for drilling the first test well of the project starting in October 2017.
Earlier this month we reported on an update on the Nevis geothermal project. Now details emerge about the drilling and the company contracted for the job.
With the site clearing started on August 30, preparations are under way for the drilling of a new test well, with planned start in the first week of October, according toMc Levon “Mackie” Tross, local representative for geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI).
“We expect the equipment to be arriving at the Long Point Port around Oct. 4-5. Once the equipment gets here, with the help of the local authorities and police, we will get the equipment at this drill site in Hamilton and reassemble it since some of it would have to be disassembled for transportation and that drilling process should take about 45 days.”
The developer has contracted Dosecc Exploration Services LLC, drilling contractors based in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the U.S. Drilling is expected to target a depth of 4,000 meters to collect as much data as possible to satisfy financing parties.
After the test well has been drilled and the data analysed, final adjustments will be made to the engineering. They would then move to the process of starting the production well planned in early 2018.
In the process of development, the developer is planning to use local staff with up to 80 people possibly employed. The company is encouraging locals to apply on the website www.cleanpowernevis.com.
The Nevis Island Administration signed a power purchase agreement with NREI in 2015 for geothermal development on Nevis.
Source: St. Kitts Nevis Observer