Geothermal energy – to build sustainable profits
Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as home heating, opening a potential for widespread exploitation. Geothermal power has the potential to help mitigate global warming if widely deployed in place of fossil fuels.
Geothermal energy is baseload power. Consequently, utilisation of both near-surface and deep geothermal energy is gaining in significance.
Investors need to design operationally efficient plants to ensure the expected yield delivery. Recognizing, correctly evaluating and incorporating technical requirements into the plant design is the key to success. Also the licence and permit procedure and assessment as per the Renewable Energy Sources Act is a pre-requisite to operate.
TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive suite of knowledge and support services for geothermal plant investors, equipment manufacturers and plant operators. Our services are designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduced cost through maintenance downtime.
Our services at a glance
Services for investors, banks, EPC's and developers
- Pre-feasibility study
- Resource assessment
- Bankability study
- Feasibility studies
- Enviromental due diligence
- Yield study
- Financial yield study
- Review of contracts
- Purchasing services
- Supplier integrity services
- Grid compliance
Services for equipment and component manufacturers
- Component and plant systems risk assessment
- Quality and safety training and qualification
- Certification of management systems to:
Services for owners and operators
- Owners' engineer
- Certification of geothermal plant
- Final acceptance test
- Performance ratio assessment
- Diagnosis of malfunction
- Re-financing assessment
- Review of operation and maintenance
- In-service inspections
- Staff training and qualification
- Certification to: