Dominica: The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, has recently updated on his Twitter account that the Geothermal development has moved to the next stage following the beginning of drilling of the reinjection well on Friday, 10 March 2023.
According to the shared updates, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also conveyed that the project moved to its next stage after the successful completion of the production well in the previous year. In his official Twitter account caption, he stated that the project of the reinjection well is an inevitable part of the geothermal plant.
He further noted that the well is set to be drilled to the depth of 1500m down the ground, which can also vary according to the drilling process and how deep it would be necessary as drilling goes along. Per the projections of the Dominican government, the drilling process may take up to 28 days to be completed.
The reports noted that the ongoing drilling process is taking place in the Laudat village of Roseau Valley constituency, which is commencing under the supervision of the Dominican Geothermal Development Company, an organization owned and managed by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Before the beginning of the procedure, Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, noted last year that the contract was previously handed over to the Iceland Drilling Company to drill two additional wells. Since that time, there has been continuous work going on for the construction of well pads and access roads.
Furthermore, the government of Dominica later raised a call for design, expressions of interest for supply, along with the smooth installation of the transmission network from the geothermal station to be built at the constituency of Roseau Valley.
Additionally, the reports have also confirmed that the construction of a production well was completed in the nation, which is located where the steam comes up and is used to power the water turbines to generate electricity.
As per the officials, the previously built well was a complete success and projected excellent results for the nation as far as it has maintained permeability, temperature and pressure. The well is expected to generate around 10 megawatts of power after construction.
Notably, an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has been conducted to examine the electricity transmission network from the regions of Laudat to Sugar Loaf.