The United Downs Project
Geothermal Engineering's flagship UK project is a deep geothermal power plant located at the United Downs Site, near Redruth in Cornwall.
The United Downs project will involve:
- Drilling and testing the deepest on shore wells in the UK. Each of the three wells required for the project will be 4.5kms deep
- The development of a 10MW electric, 55MW thermal geothermal power plant
- The development of a geothermal centre of excellence in conjunction with Exeter University
The project has planning permission to proceed and drilling should start on the site in late 2012.
Geothermal Engineering across the UK
When the United Downs power plant is operational, Geothermal Engineering will roll out similar projects across the South West of the UK to produce both electricity and renewable heat. The use of renewable heat is seen by the government as a key element in reducing CO2 emissions.
The total target production will be 300 MW of electricity and 1GW of renewable heat across all sites within a 25 year timeframe.