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Tests ongoing on third well for Austrian geothermal heating project

By District Energy posted 02-21-2019 11:09


Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy


A third well has been drilled for a geothermal heating plant in Ried, Austria, with ongoing tests - it is planned to connect it soon to the existing district heating system to meet growing heat demand.

The third well for Austria’s largest geothermal heating project is expected to go online soon, with pumping trials starting these days. The project supplies large partof the cities of Ried and Mehrbach with environmentally friendly heating, as reported by

A third well had become necessary due to high demand. The drilling rig has already been dismantled, and in a few days the piping on the surface will be completed, according to Helmut Binder, Managing Director of Energie Ried.

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