Enel Green Power signs contract with ViaLogy

Enel Green Power signs contract with ViaLogy Stillwater plant of Enel Green Power in Nevada (source: Ormat)
Alexander Richter 10 Mar 2010

ViaLogy signs contract with Enel Green Power and is to provide its QuantumRD technology, which is a sensor technology used in the oil industry to find and characterize oil and gas reservoirs. It is hoped that this technology could help reduce drilling risk and cost for geothermal projects.

In a release, “ViaLogy (VIY.L) said it signed a contract with the North American unit of Enel Green Power to identify geothermal drilling locations in Nevada, sending its shares up 10 percent. The contract with Enel Green Power, a unit of Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA (ENEI.MI), opens up the renewable energy development market for ViaLogy, which so far has been providing its sensor technology to oil explorers.

Geothermal projects, which help generate energy by harnessing the earth’s inner heat, offer steady and clean power but are marred by multimillion-dollar drilling costs.

The company said it hopes that its QuantumRD technology would help in reducing drilling risks and exploration costs for renewable energy projects.”

Source: Company release via Reuters