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Geothermal drilling starts

with high hopes of finding the energy in Zone C

by B. Roach

Geothermal-rig-(3)The Montserrat Reporter mobilised having received extra ordinarily late advice that the geothermal exploratory drilling site would be officially opened with prayers and blessing of the site on Tuesday morning this week.

Upon arrival at the site (the first of the two wells out of Plymouth) located at what was called the Lime field at the foot of Weekes along Cork Hill main road, we heard the Hon Charles Kirnon giving the final words of his speech as he called on God to continue to bless the project.

Kirnon was finishing, “….eve of geothermal drilling. For years we have worried about geothermal energy and much have been said and much have been done, but finally we have reached the stage that the drilling will begin and we are thankful to the Almighty God and all those who have worked behind the scenes and those who will work now to bring it to completion,” he continued.

Adding his own prayers, himself a lay pastor in the Anglican Church, he continued, “I pray that all of us continue to keep Montserrat In their prayers, that whatever happens we will all be blessed by that powerful One that kept us thus far.

He then thanked “…all for coming for this, what was supposed to just to bless in this short ceremony, thank you all, God bless you.”

That ended the brief ceremonyGeothermal-rig-(2)

The drilling was scheduled to begin at seven o’clock  on Wednesday night had been estimated to start by February 25, but the happy contractors of Iceland Drilling announced that they were able to accomplish much in setting up the rig, which had all finally arrived on island, February 8.

According to officials, the exploration phase of the project is estimated to last 40- 45 sixty days.

The drilling exercise is aiming to go as far 5,000 feet in search of the geothermal energy.

 

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with high hopes of finding the energy in Zone C

by B. Roach

Geothermal-rig-(3)The Montserrat Reporter mobilised having received extra ordinarily late advice that the geothermal exploratory drilling site would be officially opened with prayers and blessing of the site on Tuesday morning this week.

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Upon arrival at the site (the first of the two wells out of Plymouth) located at what was called the Lime field at the foot of Weekes along Cork Hill main road, we heard the Hon Charles Kirnon giving the final words of his speech as he called on God to continue to bless the project.

Kirnon was finishing, “….eve of geothermal drilling. For years we have worried about geothermal energy and much have been said and much have been done, but finally we have reached the stage that the drilling will begin and we are thankful to the Almighty God and all those who have worked behind the scenes and those who will work now to bring it to completion,” he continued.

Adding his own prayers, himself a lay pastor in the Anglican Church, he continued, “I pray that all of us continue to keep Montserrat In their prayers, that whatever happens we will all be blessed by that powerful One that kept us thus far.

He then thanked “…all for coming for this, what was supposed to just to bless in this short ceremony, thank you all, God bless you.”

That ended the brief ceremonyGeothermal-rig-(2)

The drilling was scheduled to begin at seven o’clock  on Wednesday night had been estimated to start by February 25, but the happy contractors of Iceland Drilling announced that they were able to accomplish much in setting up the rig, which had all finally arrived on island, February 8.

According to officials, the exploration phase of the project is estimated to last 40- 45 sixty days.

The drilling exercise is aiming to go as far 5,000 feet in search of the geothermal energy.