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Naaldwijk, Westland, The Netherlands

well drilled to approx. 4 km

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Geothermal project Trias Westland

On May 10th 2017, the unique and innovative geothermal project Trias Westland was launched. For the first time in the Netherlands, the Triassic earth layer will be drilled, this layer lies at a depth of 4 km.Previous geothermal projects in the Netherlands have drilled up to 2,5 km into the so called Lower Cretaceous layer.

After the necessary preparations Trias Westland will drill a trial well to investigate if sufficient warm water is present at 4 km depth at the aimed temperature of 140 ºC to incorporate all of the participating companies into the heat network. If the Triassic layer does not produce sufficient geothermal energy, a second well  will be drilled to  a depth of 2,5 km and some of the greenhouse horticulture businesses can start using the geothermal energy.

The participants work together through  an own cooperation and with large regional parties. The project significantly contributes to the sustainable and economic goals of Greenport Westland and is supported by Westland Agenda II. It is expected that  the 49 participating greenhouse horticulture businesses can start using geothermal energy  in the summer of 2018.

AAB is, among others, responsible for the installation and exploitation of the geothermal well. This consists of, amongst others, civil-technical facilities (soil, piping, piling, concrete, asphalt etc.), utilities (water, electrics internet) and building facilities (pump station).

Please refer to this link for the animation film of Trias Westland
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