Drilling started on second well for geothermal heating project in Schwerin, Germany

Drilling started on second well for geothermal heating project in Schwerin, Germany Meeting and drilling start for 2nd well, Schwerin (source: TV Schwerin/ video screenshot)
Alexander Richter 4 Dec 2020

With start of drilling for a reinjection well, the Schwerin geothermal project is going into the second phase with expected start of a heating plant by the end of 2021.

The geothermal heating project in Schwerin, Northern Germany just started drilling its second well. With the drilling of the reinjection well, the local utility of the city has started the second phase of this project that is to bring clean geothermal heating to residents and businesses.

The well will be drilled to a depth of 1,300 meters and follows the successful drilling of the production well, which exceeded expectations.

A recent meeting of companies and institutions involved in the project, discussed remaining questions and the current construction progress. The meeting involved the managing director of utility SWS, the project manager René Tilsen, local mayor, representatives of the Stralsund Mining Authority, the planning company GTN – Geothermie Neubrandenburg and the main contractor Daldrup & Söhne AG. Local authorities are convinced on the good progress of the proejct.

The concrete planning for the future facility at the heating plant HKW Lankow is already beginning, while drilling for the reinjection well is ongoing.  In close cooperation with a total of three planning offices, the geothermal experts of the municipal utility designed the machine hall, determined the space requirements for filter systems, pipelines and heat pumps and handed them over to the planners.

When the system is completed and goes into operation, the geothermal energy will increase the share of renewable energies of the municipal utilities to 15%. This also means that up to 7,500 tons less CO2 emissions will be produced each year.

If all the planned work continues so well, the project can be completed in about a year and the state capital can be supplied proportionally with sustainable geothermal energy.

Further information about the project is available from the Schwerin public utility

Source:  Stadtwerke Schwerin via Facebook