The President-Designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, visited the Eden Geothermal site on Wednesday (19 May) to mark the start of drilling at the pioneering project. Mr Sharma, who leads preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, saw in place the 450-tonne capacity, 55-metre high rig drilling 4.5 kilometres […]
23 trucks carrying the Bentec 450 rig and equipment have now left MND’s yard in the Czech Republic. We’re really excited to be receiving the first rig loads at the Eden Project on Monday, and to be welcoming the MND crew. Staff at MND and Reese (MND’s transportation company) are pictured before departure earlier today.
After a year of intense activity, deep drilling is soon to commence at the pioneering Eden Geothermal Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Next week, the first lorries carrying a 450-tonne, 55 metre-high drilling rig will arrive on the outer edge of the Eden Project site, the home of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. […]
On Monday 21st September, work started on preparing the site for drilling our first geothermal well. A momentous day for the team, some of whom have been developing this project for many years. Now, at last, after years of planning and mountains of paperwork, the countdown begins, as plant arrives on site… … and the […]
This week sees the launch of the Eden Geothermal Community Fund. This is a £20,000 pot to support community environmental projects in our four neighbouring parishes of Treverbyn, Luxulyan, St Blaise and Carlyon. Applications for projects will open in November, and will be open to community groups with constitutional documents. We’ll post more information on […]
Work has started on preparing the ground for Eden’s pioneering geothermal heat and power project at its Bodelva site. This is on land just inside the main Eden Project visitor gate and is a significant step in what Eden sees as a clean-energy revolution for Cornwall and the UK. After a 10-year campaign, last October […]
All members of the Eden Geothermal team are currently working from home, in line with social distancing restrictions. The easiest way to contact us at the moment is by email. We’re still in the ‘paper phase’ of the project – planning, procuring contractors and gearing up to start site work later in the year – […]