As a core part of Teckna Group’s activities, our geothermal drilling service is something that we accept nothing but the best quality results in. We pride ourselves in being one of the leading specialist drilling companies operating in the ground source sector and offer a full range of geothermal drilling services to ISO 9001:2015 as we continue to meet our customer’s needs for every single job.
When it comes to geothermal well drilling, we ensure that every task we are required to do is done to the best possible standard. From the installation of the connection pipework and manifold systems to the testing of the pipework and addition of heat loss fluid to the completed system. We understand that well drilling is a necessary job, and we would never want to leave our customer’s worse off as a result.
The science behind this method is not something to turn your nose up at. We only ensure that we employ experts in the field that have many years of experience in the trade, so you can rest assured that you will receive the best standard of work, every time! Our engineers use a range of complex equipment to help them achieve the best results consistently, if you feel like you could benefit from our geothermal drilling service, then you have come to the right place at Teckna Group!
We use specialised geothermal drilling rigs that are capable of operating in some of the most difficult strata, as no job is too difficult for our team of dedicated professionals. Our rigs install temporary steel casing whilst simultaneously drilling the borehole to allow for maximum safety and protection whilst performing a drilling job.
The rigs use a variety of mediums when drilling, these include:
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Our efficient geothermal drilling service can use these flushing mediums to drill to depths of over 200m. If they are drilling in ideal ground conditions, geothermal drilling can be completed as quickly as 100-150m per day.
As well as our specialist equipment, we also operate loop installation and grouting equipment. This allows for the group source loops to be installed without damage to the loop itself, easily and economically.
Our geothermal drilling equipment has undertaken some upgrades over the years, as we always look to improve our tools to ensure that we can provide the best possible job at all times. An example of this is the latest edition of the duplex pump with a high-water flow. This duplex pump maintains a strong enough pressure to clean the borehole during the geothermal drilling process.
To ensure that we continue to provide an efficient service, all of our equipment is track mounted. This allows for easy manoeuvrability around the geothermal drilling project and makes for quick loading on and off-site, meaning that we will not be in your way for too long!
We also operate specialised imported mud separation units that keep the project area as clean as possible, as we always look to leave the area in the same condition, we found it, and never ever messier. The mud separation unit minimises the freshwater used, ensuring the separation of the drilling waste and the drilling water. This keeps the disposable content to a minimum.
As part of our professional installation service, we always ensure that we operate to all the latest drilling standards, as we use reputable products sourced from within the UK from MGS.
Our geothermal borehole drilling complies with the highest standard of materials, workmanship and installation, and we make sure that we work within the restrictions detailed by the Ground Source Heat Pump Association. We also work adhering to the British Drilling Association, Environment Agency and Microgeneration Installation Standards as we continue to provide the best possible service.
For further details on our range of borehole drilling services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team. Contact us by calling 01257 421700 or reach out via email@example.com.
Is geothermal drilling the same as fracking?
However, the difference lies in what kind of product you’re looking to retrieve from the process. In fracking, shale gas is harvested from the ground below, with water, sand and chemicals injected into rock at a high pressure to allow the gas to be released and collected.
Geothermal well drilling is an effective way of retrieving renewable energy that is stored in the ground. It involves the drilling of a borehole deep into the ground, with water and a heat pump helping to absorb the energy needed, with that then being converted into heat by the pump.
The process of geothermal drilling isn’t as ‘in depth’ is its fracking counterpart, requiring less intrusion into the formation of geographic elements.
Does geothermal drilling disrupt habitats?
Here at Teckna Group, we ensure that each of our geothermal drilling processes are well thought out and conducted with the safety of those in the immediate vicinity in mind. This is not just in regard to human life, as we also pay close attention to any animal habitats that are nearby, and how our underground work may affect them.
We will always do our bit as a company to promote strong habitats, rather than looking to destroy them just to obtain a preferred site. We work closely with our clients to provide a thorough evaluation of the proposed site, ensuring that no habitats are present that may be disturbed before we get to work.
If you would like to find out more about the way that we check for underground habitats, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today and we can discuss more on the topic with you.
How long does it take to drill a geothermal well?
The process of geothermal drilling varies from project to project, due to a variety of factors. For example, it could be extended or shortened due to the equipment that geothermal drilling companies have at their disposal, or the size or scale of the job.
Naturally, a deeper well will require more drilling, therefore taking longer to complete. We usually tell prospective clients that the whole process of installing a geothermal system takes between 6-8 weeks, but of course this is never set in stone. At Teckna Group, we look to conduct the process as quickly as possible with minimal disruption, but will never compromise on quality.
The drilling of the hole usually takes between 3-5 days, again depending on depth and any obstacles that may be encountered along the way. The expert team at Teckna Group will always use their experience and skills in the field to ensure that the best possible job is performed at all times, we can assure you of that!
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