PROJECT UPDATE – JUNE 2020
Preparations have begun at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project site for the final testing phase of the project. Personnel from GEL will be joined by a small team from our contractor Marriott Drilling Ltd at the site from Wednesday 10th June to erect the workover rig and other pieces of equipment for the tests. This is a hugely exciting time and a pivotal moment in the project. We think that the rig and other equipment will be on site for around two months. The GEL team has been working hard to ensure that the United Downs site is covid-19 compliant and all possible steps have been taken to keep everyone safe. During the testing phase it is not always going to be possible for personnel to stay 2 meters apart, in this case personnel will be required to wear face coverings as well as their usual site PPE.
During the testing there is likely to be some steam visible from the wellheads and water storage pond. This is perfectly normal and will be a positive sign for us. Any steam will only be visible during the testing phase, not during longer term operations. However, if anyone has any questions please contact the team (see below). For the most up to date information about the progress of the testing please follow the project on either Twitter or Facebook and share the posts. At the moment our Community Relations Manager cannot physically meet with local groups or invite people to visit the site to share information and answer questions, so we would like local people to share social media posts as much as possible. We will keep Gwennap, Carharrack, St Day and Lanner Parish Councils up to date, so that they can also disseminate information.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, all questions are relevant to us. Thank you.
Jane Charman: Community Relations Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01326 331920
Address: Unit 3, Gate B, United Downs Industrial Estate, TR16 5HY
http://geothermalengineering.co.uk/UDowns.html @uniteddownsgeo uniteddownsgeothermal