Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) geothermal developers are preparing for the commencement of the project’s first phase. In a Sept 12th interview, local NREI representative – McLevon “Mackie” Tross, said the drilling phase will begin in the first week of October, with production well drilling planned for early 2018.
“We expect the equipment to be arriving at the Long Point Port around Oct. 4-5″, said Tross. “Once the equipment gets here, with the help of the local authorities and police, we will get the equipment at this drill site in Hamilton and reassemble it since some of it would have to be disassembled for transportation and that drilling process should take about 45 days.”
The developer has contracted U.S. company Dosecc Exploration Services LLC – drilling contractors based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Drilling is expected to target a depth of 4,000 meters to collect as much data as possible.
After the test well has been drilled and the data analysed, final adjustments will be made to the engineering. They would then move to the process of starting the production well planned in early 2018.