Ross DK wins drilling management contract
Copenhagen (27-09-2016) - Ross DK has won a contract to provide drilling management to WarmteStad Groningen. The project is part of the development of Groningen transforming the city to accommodate district heating and adopting geothermal energy as one of the city's core sources of heating energy.
The project has started and will stretch into 2018 with
commissioning of the well system + heating grid.
WarmteStad Groningen is developing a geothermal doublet to
supply the city of Groningen with district heating based on
green energy. The district heating system in Groningen is being
developed concurrently with the geothermal system.
The geothermal doublet will produce from a reservoir at 3400m
depth, with 120o C temperature brine and at 200 m3 /h.
Lars Andersen, Ross DK A/S says "WarmteStad Groningen is
making a change - going from a natural gas based heating
system to a district heating based system based on green geothermal
energy as source. Together with WarmteStad and our project
partner IF Technology BV we will develop a sustainable supply of
green energy for decades to come".
He continued "For a brief period we will inconvenience the
Zernike community with large machinery and trucks
coming and going, however, we will do what we can to reduce
local nuisances, while drilling for this green energy
"The geothermal project will be developed and constructed in
conjunction with the district heating grid" says Dick
Janssen, Managing director of WarmteStad Groningen. He further
added "We have a clear vision for the city of Groningen
for going CO2-neutral and provide our citizens with the sustainable
energy sources. As a vibrant city with university
and a large student body, we have an obligation to set a path for
others to follow. We envision geothermal energy to
provide us with energy for years to come".
Paul Corzaan, project manager for Gemeente Groningen commented
"We have a green vision for Groningen and we
have worked to establish a geothermal project as one of the
results of this vision - shortly we'll start to see
green changes coming to Groningen".
About Ross DK
Ross DK is specialised in well management. We provide a total
life-cycle service from project inception through design and
engineering to drilling and supervising wells. We provide services
and solutions based on extensive experiences with drilling
operations in all corners of the planet. We provide our customers
with in-depth knowledge of the process
flow, which leads to efficient execution of well
Our knowledge pertains not only to the drilling process, but
also to well construction, completion, geology and reservoir.
Furthermore, we have know-how of the practical aspects of drilling
including logistics, site and applications and permitting. In
short, we provide project facilitation and execution, through
adaption of the project requirements
in a practical context.
WarmteStad ('HeatCity') is a joint initiative of the Water Company
Groningen and Groningen municipality. WarmteStad provides
Groningen and businesses of renewable heat (in winter) and cold (in
summer). The main goal is an energy-neutral Groningen in
2035. The WarmteStad projects contribute to reducing CO2
WarmteStad Groningen: Dick Janssen | T: +31 (0)50 368 8688 | E:
Ross DK A/S: Lars Andersen | T: +45 38100919 | E: