Daldrup & Soehne to start construction of geothermal plant in three weeks
Jul 11, 2013 - German drilling and environmental engineering firm Daldrup & Soehne AG (ETR:4DS) said today it will start the construction of a geothermal plant in Taufkirchen, Upper Bavaria, in three weeks.
The project has received privileged status from the government in Upper Bavaria, the company said.
The Taufkirchen geothermal plant will have thermal capacity of around 35 MW and electrical capacity of some 4.3 MW. It will thus produce 26,000 MWh of electricity per year, once completed, and 76,000 MWh of heat.
The plant, which is expected to start supplying heat in the 2013/14 heating period, will thus offset around 18,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the German company calculated. The geothermal plant will start producing electricity in the autumn of 2014, the company added.
Daldrup & Soehne holds a 40% stake in the project company.