The new pioneers of the earth’s energy
Pioneers of the Earth's energy
Each geothermal plant begins its activities quietly, away from the spotlight. The first step always consists in a simple and direct exchange, only between man and the barren earth.
In Italy, just like in the Usa, Germany or Chile, they are there before the turbines or the pipes: the 200 specialists that form the Drilling Team and of Enel Green Power's Geothermal Centre of Excellence. An international group that combines people with an important experience in the field and young colleagues.
"A few years ago, one of us went on a horse and carrying a tent to reach an area of Chile where there were no roads, for a campaign to search for vapours that come out from the earth", says the Head of Enel Green Power' Geothermal Centre of Excellence and Drilling Team Paolo Romagnoli.
An art that is handed down
The activity of the 'driller' is almost an art that is handed down, it requires a mixture of mechanics, chemistry, thermal and fluid dynamics, plus the experience, an essential factor.
The strength of our geothermal activity is that it governs the entire value chain, from exploration to design, construction and finally management.
“Our geothermal experience is an Italian excellence that has long since become a benchmark also in the Americas, where Drilling teams are already operating in Reno, Nevada, and Santiago de Chile.”