On May 10th the official green light was given for the Trias Westland geothermal project. A group of 49 (greenhouse) entrepreneurs will be drilling to a depth of four kilometres for geothermal heat, which they will use to heat up their greenhouses and buildings in a sustainable and financially stable way. It is the first time such deep drillings for geothermal energy are made in The Netherlands. The preparations at the drilling location in Naaldwijk have already started.
T&A Survey’s role T&A Survey has been involved in the Trias Westland project from the very beginning. In 2010 T&A started the geological feasibility study for the geothermal project of FloraHolland. Ever since, many surveys, studies and meetings have taken place between T&A and FloraHolland, which than changed the name of the project to Trias Westland. Our team was responsible for preforming the geological studies necessary to apply for subsidies, improving and interpreting seismic data, mapping local and regional geological structures, elaborating various development scenarios and evaluating the feasibility of the proposed drilling sites.
Two drillings What make the Trias Westland project unique is that there will be drillings to two different layers: the Lower Cretaceous and the much deeper Trias layer. T&A was responsible for the development of this unique geothermal combination and the design the various well trajectories. Right now we are making the last preparations before the actual drillings can start.