Abu Dhabi, UAE [Powergen Worldwide] Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Government’s renewable energy initiative, has begun drilling two wells commencing the first geothermal energy project in the Middle East.
“There are two well designs. One is to the order of 2,800 metres and the other is to the order of 4,500 metres. There could be several other wells [dug at a later stage],” a source involved in the project told Emirates Business. “How many wells are to be drilled is something that is to be still decided,” he added declining to disclose the location of the wells.