Press

DMT advises investors on geothermal projects in NRW

Interreg Programme DGE, Deep Geothermal Energy Rollout

Last Friday the Interreg project DGE Rollout, a project for the development of the deep geothermal potential in Northwest Europe, started with a kick-off event under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia Andreas Pinkwart. The commitment of DMT GmbH & Co. KG (DMT) to the Interreg project is based on the motto "Exploration of the geothermal reservoir in NRW". DMT is taking on the task of advising potential geothermal users in NRW in order to explore and evaluate the geothermal potential and find an optimal location for their planned geothermal power plant.

 

Prof. Dr Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia (Photo: Jörg Schardinel, GD NRW)

Prof. Dr Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia (Photo: Jörg Schardinel, GD NRW)

For over 20 years DMT has been exploring geothermal deposits in Germany and Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Switzerland). Our customers are mostly municipal or regional energy supply companies and industrial companies that are planning a geothermal power plant and need support in exploring and evaluating the location of their "DEEP" geothermal deposits.

As part of the Interreg project, DMT is taking on the task of exploring geothermally relevant and promising rock strata and structures that exist in NRW at depths of several kilometres, thereby making them usable for supplying heat to the population. Together with the Geological Service of NRW, the existing geo data of the subsoil will be evaluated, combined in a 'Geological Atlas' and a computer simulation of the geothermal potential at the pilot sites in NRW will be created as a planning basis for the construction of geothermal power plants.

In addition, DMT will support the Geothermal Centre Bochum (GZB) in setting up a geothermal exhibition at the Bergbau Museum (DBM) in Bochum by installing a publicly accessible online seismological observation station in order to provide interested citizens with an information platform on the use of geothermal energy in NRW.

Contact and further information:

Dr Boris Dombrowski
Tel +49 201 172-2021

Download the press release DMT advises investors on geothermal projects in NRW (PDF)