COP26 President Alok Sharma visits Eden Well Site



The President-Designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, visited the Eden Geothermal site on Wednesday (19 May) to mark the start of drilling at the pioneering project. Mr Sharma, who leads preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, saw in place the 450-tonne capacity, 55-metre high rig drilling 4.5 kilometres into the Earth’s crust.


His pre-G7 visit marks a major moment for the project, which is being delivered by Eden Geothermal Limited (EGL), a three-way partnership between Eden Project Limited, EGS Energy Limited, a leading geothermal development and consultancy group, and BESTEC (UK) Limited, affiliated with BESTEC GmbH, the specialist geothermal developer and drilling advisor.


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