At our geothermal station in Kawerau, we are investigating the potential to create a marketable specialty silica product from the used geothermal fluid reinjected back into the reservoir.
With the help of Geo40 Limited, a New Zealand-based industrial technology company, Mercury has undertaken pilot scale trials as we consider the development of a commercial-scale silica extraction plant to remove excess silica from the geothermal fluid after it has generated power and before it is injected back into the reservoir.
This is an exciting example of how we can continue to optimise our existing skills and resources to investigate new products. The potential benefits of this partnership are two-fold: the production of a valuable specialty silica product for the global manufacturing industry and improved long-term reservoir management.
SINGLE-SHAFT GEOTHERMAL TURBINE IN THE WORLD AT NGA AWA PURUA
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