PO Trust project moving full steam ahead

Photo source: Chris Williams, Geothermal Wonders 

 

Our AGGAT team is progressing well on our Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust project in Rotorua for the development of a geothermal spa/bathing recreational facility.

On a tight timeline for delivery, construction is expected to begin towards the end of the year – so we have much to do. Our engineers have been actively assessing our client’s geothermal heat resources belonging to them, and are in the middle of preparing sophisticated models on heating network arrangements, and heat resource application potentials to provide our client with a better understanding of their resource utilisation and make business decisions based on our work.

Of particular interest to our program is the applications of an Organic Rankine Cycle power plant which is earmarked to provide power to the spas facilities leveraging low temperature geothermal sources harnessed from the sites own available resources. Some of our members are involved in building this pilot plant, driving opportunities to prove their technology development for global distribution with hopes to trial at the Trust site in the near future.

Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib said, “this is an exciting opportunity for our members who have been working hard on the development of ground breaking New Zealand technology in low temperature geothermal power generation.”

“We see this as a stepping stone for our members who want to gain back control of their future pipeline by manufacturing their own products and move away from relying on contracted work – which is often competitive, and delivers low profit margins.”

“There’s many other potential fabrication prospects in connection to our AGGAT work that are likely to be available later this year, and I’d certainly encourage any of our members who have their interest piqued to get in touch,” he said.

Keen to know more?
We have geothermal project opportunities coming up, so, please do not hesitate to contact Industry Development Manager Dr. Boaz Habib on boaz.habib@hera.org.nz or on +64 9 262 4753.