Methodology and Project Partners
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has led the project with support from project partners Arup and St. Andrews University. GEL has previous project experience (2014) of installing and testing the DGSW equipment in an existing 2.6km well in igneous granite in Cornwall as well as developing geothermal projects around the world. The company is also in the process of obtaining permitting and agreeing contracts for a 2km DGSW system at the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University supported by Arup (a project part funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change). The team therefore has a very good understanding of the practicalities, contracts, permitting, logistics and costs of progressing with this type of project. For this report, GEL has focused on describing the technology, the expected permitting requirements, installation and integration issues, contracts and the financial aspects of the DGSW. St Andrews has substantial knowledge of the granitic rocks in Scotland and is the logical choice for evaluating the rock type, geochemistry and temperature that are most likely to be found at the target depths. Arup have provided input into the geological setting at the site and have provided support in all areas of the project, in particular on planning, public perception, oil and gas synergies and building integration methodologies.
Email: Johann MacDougall
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