GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FOR EXISTING HOMES
Conrad Stanen and AES Technical Wholesale are joining forces in an innovation project, co-funded by Kasen voor West and the European Union, to develop a compact electric drilling rig. This machine will be able to provide existing homes with geothermal energy efficiently and without inconvenience to consumers.
A SUSTAINABLE STEP FORWARD
In the fight against climate change and to achieve sustainable energy goals, geothermal energy is increasingly seen as a solution. Geothermal energy, a form of geothermal heat, is particularly efficient and offers a sustainable alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems.
BRIDGING THE GAP IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION
Although geothermal energy is frequently used in new construction projects, its potential for existing homes remains largely untapped. The main challenge here is the size and weight of our drilling rig needed to lay the underground infrastructure. This project focuses on overcoming these obstacles by developing a machine that can connect existing homes to geothermal energy without significant inconvenience.
THE ROLE OF CONRAD STANEN AND AES
Conrad Stanen, with over 100 years of experience in designing and manufacturing custom vertical drilling rigs, is working with AES Technical Wholesale, a regional partner in materials for the agricultural, automotive, industrial, and maritime sectors, to realize this innovative drilling rig. The goal of this project is to develop a compact electric drilling rig that weighs less than 2,800 kilograms and is no wider than 1 meter, making it easy to transport through garden doors. This machine will be able to drive up in one day, drill two holes 150 meters deep, and leave again, with minimal inconvenience to the consumer.
SUBSIDY FROM KANSEN VOOR WEST
This project has received a subsidy from Kansen voor West, a program that supports initiatives that stimulate the regional economy in the Randstad. This subsidy was made possible by the European Union, which is committed to supporting innovative and sustainable projects in the region.