After years of waiting the first UK geothermal hot rocks energy project started drilling today in Cornwall.
The rig, operated by British company Geothermal Engineering Ltd, on Tuesday starts what will be the deepest ever onshore well in the UK — at 4.5km it will be the equivalent of 14 Shard skyscrapers — in an attempt to generate the UK’s first geothermal-sourced electricity
The rig is built!! We hope to spud in the next 24 hours! Thank you to everyone who has helped get this project to where it is today! Get in touch via our website for more info and to see the full video from @soundviewm @GELtd @PlymHotRocks @GeoScienceLtd https://t.co/eaD7FJlTqH pic.twitter.com/EgVsnjiiWf
— United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project (@uniteddownsgeo) November 6, 2018