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ARGE Züblin Huisman wins bid for drilling at geothermal project in Austria

Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 5 Oct 2018

A German-Dutch consortium of Züblin Spezialtiefbau GmbH and Huisman Equipment BV have won a drilling contract for a geothermal project in Ried im Innkreis, Austria.

The consortium of Züblin Spezialtiefbau GmbH and Huisman Equipment BV has announced that it has been awarded the contract to drill a deep geothermal well at Ried im Innkreis, Austria.

The company GRB Geothermie Ried Bohrung GmbH, a joint company of Energie Ried GmbH, Energie AG Wärme GmbH and Nahwärme Mehrnbach GmbH & Co KG, has commissioned the working group based on a daily rate contract with the drilling and completion work of the Mehrnbach TH3.1 well.

The joint venture (Arbeitsgemeinschaft, ARGE) will carry out all underground work of the geothermal deep well and the subsequent pump test. The drilling operations will be carried out with the Huisman LOC 400 Drilling Rig – a modular, containerized, small footprint drilling rig – equipped with a highly automated boom manipulator and drill rig. The focus of Züblin Spezialtiefbau is on project management and the coordination of all drilling and extension service providers.

The vertical well will be lowered to a depth of 2,610 meters to a maximum of 2,750 meters to access the target reservoir in the Upper Malm. The dismantling of the old hole TH3 and the installation of the standpipe for the new hole was carried out by Züblin several weeks ago.

Huisman is a global company providing innovative engineering solutions to the world’s leading companies in the oil & gas, renewable energy, leisure and construction industries.

Züblin Spezialtiefbau offers specialist foundation engineering and complex drilling work of all types and sizes worldwide. Through the collaboration with STRABAG SE, the company has access to an internationally successful construction group and enable needs-based solutions.

Source: Strabag