Transmark Renewables secures two geothermal licenses in the Netherlands

Transmark Renewables secures two geothermal licenses in the Netherlands Kasteel Heeswijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (source: flickr/ ToJoLa, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 15 Sep 2013

Dutch Transmark Renewables has been awarded two deep geothermal licenses in the Netherlands and plans to explore theses sites for power and heat development within the next 3 to 4 years.

Dutch firm Transmark Renewables has secured two deep geothermal license applications in the Netherlands. The ministry has awarded both of them after an in depth analysis of the capabilities of the applicant. The two licenses, located in Friesland and Noord-Brabant/Utrecht, will allow Transmark to explore the areas with the aim to start drilling within 3 to 4 years.

Transmark Renewables aims to develop a geothermal project focussing on generating electricity, potential rest heat could be applied for direct usage. In order to generate electrical energy, Transmark Renewables requires at least a temperature of 140 degrees C, with the envisaged temperature gradients (approx. 31 – 36 C/Km) the targeted depths are indicated between the 4,000 and 6,000 meters. Due to the lack of available information on these depths, initially Transmark Renewables will focus for the first 2 years on the thorough surface exploration before entering into a drilling campaign.

Besides its activities in Turkey and Chile, Transmark aims to develop the geothermal systems in the Netherlands as well. Not only do they see The Netherlands as their home market, but under the right circumstances, the Netherlands can also be considered an attractive country for the utilization of its geothermal heat.”

Source: Transmark Renewables