Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Geothermal Bid Goes on despite Borehole Failure

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Geothermal Bid Goes on despite Borehole Failure

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Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk

THE failure of a flagship city centre green scheme will not be the end of geothermal exploration in the North East.

Academics had planned to use a 2km deep Newcastle borehole, at the Science Centre Site, which is the first ever built in a UK city centre, to heat buildings at the landmark development.

However, the PS2.1m project failed after it was found the water flow wasn't sufficient to enable it to be exploited as a water source.

The site will go on to be used as a research centre as it is one of the deepest bore holes in the UK.

There are proposals for a PS3.5m project for a 1.8km well at Auckland Castle after a study indicated Bishop Auckland is likely to be sitting on an underground reservoir of water at 70C (158F) - hot enough to be used for heating but not for electricity production.

If viable, the geothermal scheme could also be used to heat parts of the town. …

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