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Contracts for geothermal drilling to be signed next week

The contract for the drilling of test wells in Roseau Valley will be signed here next week in the process toward geothermal energy development in Dominica.

An Iceland company, selected to carry out the tests in July, will arrive on island Sunday, April 3.

Government has said geothermal energy is the way Dominica should go if it is to satisfy its energy needs in the long-run.

Officials have said Dominica will maximize geothermal energy to provide sustainable jobs for the population.

“The long-term objective of this project is to construct a 120-megawatt power plant to sell via submarine cable to the departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe,” Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore said.

 

Source: Dominica News Online



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