Geothermal project Aardwarmte Vogelaer Engineers      < Back

Poeldijk, Westland, The Netherlands

Geothermal project for growing various types of crops

well drilled to approx. 2,500 metres

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Geothermal project Aardwarmte Vogelaer

After years of preparation, the realisation of the geothermal project Aardwarmte Vogelaer started in 2016. The seven participating greenhouse horticulture businesses started using the geothermal power station, which is situated at the Wateringseweg, and the constructed heat distribution network in April 2017.

In the summer of 2016 both the production well and the injection well were drilled. Both wells are located at a depth of 2,500 metres approximately. From the production well the warm well water of approximately 85 degrees is pumped, after which the cooled water is pumped back into the sand layer through the injection well. The heat extracted from this water is used for heating greenhouse horticulture businesses in a sustainable way. In this way the connected greenhouse horticulture businesses expect to emit 23 kilo tons less of CO2 and save more than 13 million m3 of natural gas. This is equivalent to the consumption of 8,000 households.

By realising the Aardwarmte Vogelaer project and using geothermal heat from the geothermal station, Optiflor, Fachjan, Kwekerij Apartus, Amazone Plants, Gebr. Grootscholten Handelskwekerij, Kwekerij Barendse and Zuidgeest Growers, as participating parties, have made a deliberate choice for growing their products in a sustainable manner and contributing to a cleaner and healthier future.

AAB is involved in many aspects of this project. Virtually all departments of AAB contribute to Aardwarmte Vogelaer. AAB arranged for, among others, required permits, authorisations and exemptions, making of various designs for civil engineering design of drilling location, geothermal station, pumping station, heat distribution network, monitoring of tender process and management during construction phase.

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