Geothermal project developers are aware of the importance of risk mitigation during the most important phases of their development.  Successfully connecting the well to the geothermal aquifer is amongst the most important tasks undertaken during the project implementation.  This will determine the success of the whole project.

We at Sintmond have the capacity to engage in in drilling engineering.

Sintmond Group Ltd has the capacity to engineer flash steam and binary geothermal power plants tailored to match specific resource conditions.  Geothermal power plants utilize heat energy from the Earth to generate electricity and can also be designed as combined heat and power (CHP). They are cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly.

The specific geothermal power plant configurations must match the heat resource to maximize its potential but should also take into account a variety of other criteria including, local conditions and requirements as well as the needs of a community.

Services offered here include:

  • Process Design
  • Feasibility Studies & Cost Estimations
  • Conceptual Design
  • Site Layout & Planning
  • Overall Plant Design
  • Equipment Specifications
  • Bid Preparation & Tender Evaluation
  • Site Supervision
  • Commissioning
  • Acceptance Test
  • Training of Operators
  • Monitoring at Well Head
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Project Management

Geothermal exploration is the bridge between early-stage ideas for geothermal development and fully committed planning and start-up of geothermal production.  In the broadest sense, geothermal exploration involves proving the viability of geothermal energy as a practical means of generating power and/or heat in a particular location.  The knowledge obtained through exploration is the basis for an assessment of energy-producing potential and the subsequent creation of engineering plans and construction cost estimates.  The quality of the assessment depends on the quality of the available data.  Accurate information from the exploration stage is crucial to assess not only the overall viability of energy production but the detailed physical challenges of drilling, operational expectations and costs.  

Specialisation includes borehole logging and geothermal systems, igneous geology, central volcanoes, stone quarry investigation, design, construction and supervision of geothermal hot water distribution systems, main pipelines, well design, surge tanks and pumping stations.

We offer the following services

  • Analysis of new geothermal technologies
  • Construction supervision
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Feasibility studies
  • Geothermal well testing
  • Resource assessment
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Technical, commercial, contractual and environmental due diligence
  •  Initial and final designs of geothermal power plants or utilities

Geothermal offers another form of renewable energy for heat, steam and power generation. These tend to be small scale projects which can then be developed by small industrial houses instead of large utilities. Carbon credits add an extra revenue stream to these  schemes.