By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment
Drilcorp Drilling Services were recently appointed to work with Solihull Council on a borehole that will test groundwater flows in an aquifer beneath the Tudor Grange Park. Read more from the Solihull Observer below.
Update May 2019
In a positive development at the Tudor Grange borehole site, we have now successfully confirmed the depth of the sandstone aquifer at 300m. This marks an important first step in establishing what ground water flows may be available to make a heat network at this site possible.
This water bearing rock has proved to be deeper than expected from geological records, and challenging drilling conditions at the site have slowed progress as well as necessitated some additional investigatory works.
The depth of sandstone and the ground conditions means we are not currently active on the site whilst we agree some changes to the scope of work with the drilling contractor. We expect this to be concluded very shortly.
We remain committed to realising this exciting project, and now that we have confirmed the depth of the aquifer beneath Tudor Grange Park, the next step will be to establish what groundwater flows may be available to support the heat network.
Update June 2019
Drilling work on the trial borehole is now almost complete and the next stage of the project is due to start.
Test pumping is now taking place to find out what heat may be available from water held in the sandstone below the ground. The water being extracted is 300 metres below ground level and will come through the red sandstone.
Picture shows 300 Metres of casing to go into the borehole.
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