Geothermal wells drilled with the GM2000 have been successfully commissioned



In Salo, Finland, heat is stored in 2,000-meter-deep geothermal wells drilled with the Geomachine GM2000 geothermal drilling rig. This is the first time that such deep geothermal wells are in operational use in the Nordic countries. Lounavoima has also begun the construction of three new geothermal wells already.

A geothermal heat well storage has been commissioned at Lounavoima’s Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant at the Lounapuisto circular economy park in Salo, Finland. The test run results for the first well have been good, and a decision has been made to construct three additional wells. Upon completion of the project, the WtE plant will have six geothermal heat wells with a combined output of 6MW. Waste heat produced by the WtE plant is stored in the geothermal heat wells and used for district heating in the winter.

Read Lounavoima’s press release on the subject here.

The news about the commissioning of the geothermal wells was also noted by other Finnish media (content in Finnish):

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