Drilling starts at geothermal site in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Four heavy-duty cranes have arrived on St. Vincent and the Grenadines with drilling now underway on the island’s planned geothermal site.

The drilling for the wells which will supply steam to the 10MW geothermal power plant has started recently. The cranes will be used to lift and move the drilling apparatus.

This geothermal power plant will supply the baseload of the country’s electricity from a renewable source, and significantly reduce the country’s dependence on costly diesel imports.

The lead financier of the project is the Caribbean Development Bank.