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Work being prepared on site for Eden geothermal heat and power project in Cornwall, UK

Eden Project, Cornwall/ UK (source: flickr/ Matt Brown, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 17 Sep 2020

Preliminary work on the site for the planned Eden Geothermal project at the Eden Biomes is starting, preparing for the arrival of the drilling rig.

Reported locally, work is about to start next week that will see preparation of the project site for the geothermal heat and power project at the site of the Eden Project in Bodelva, Cornwall/ UK.

After a long lead time, the Eden Project and EGS Energy Limited secured funding for the first well in October 2019, as we reported.  Funding was provided from the European Regional Development Fund and local Cornwall Council.

The project had initially planned to start in the summer, yet there was a delay due to the current pandemic. Work on preparing a drill pad will start from Monday, September 21, 2020, including connecting essential services and setting up temporary buildings and roadway.

Drilling is expected to take up to five months drilling to the target zone of 4,500m.

The Eden geothermal project plans to start with setting up a district heating system for the biodomes of Eden, offices and greenhouses. A second well will then serve a planned power plant.

The project is developed by Eden Geothermal Limited (EGL) with three shareholders are Eden Project Limited, EGS Energy Limited, and BESTEC (UK) Limited, which is affiliated with German developer and advisor BESTEC GmbH.

Source: Business Cornwall