Source: Government of Dominica
Preparatory works are ongoing in the Roseau Valley for the drilling of two geothermal wells to advance Dominica’s Geothermal Energy Project.
Local firm, ACE Engineering Ltd. is contracted to construct two well pads, access roads to the sites and a temporary water supply for the drilling operations. The well pads include an oil/water separator tank to remove run-off sediments and other waste from the water before release into the environment; as well as a mud-pit to manage waste generated from drilling.
A well pad is a relatively flat work area within the geothermal field used for drilling a well. Iceland Drilling Company Ltd. will undertake the drilling later this year.
Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Renewable Energy, Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson led a site visit to the area on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.