NRE International, Inc. (NREI), the developer of the Nevis Geothermal Project, in cooperation with the Nevis Island Administration, announced today that Albioma, a developer and operator of renewable energy projects, has been chosen by NREI as a partner for the development of the Nevis geothermal project. Albioma is currently operating over 900 MWs of power generating capacity in the Caribbean, Europe and the Indian Ocean.
Bruce Cutright, CEO of NREI, stated, “NREI and Albioma together represent the technical and operational strength to ensure the completion and success of the Nevis Project. We are very pleased to be working together and with the Nevis Island Administration to deliver 100% reliable and resilient green energy to the people of Nevis.”
Nevis Premier Mark Brantley, who has been an advocate and strong supporter of the Nevis Island transition to renewable energy stated, “The Nevis Geothermal Project represents the most important breakthrough project for the Eastern Caribbean. NREI has worked hand in hand with NIA to bring this project to the construction stage. We are very pleased that, now, with the actual start of construction, we can see the culmination of all of their hard work and a definitive start date for the generation of reliable renewable energy for Nevis.”
The Nevis Geothermal Project is a 10 MW geothermal generating plant located on the Island of Nevis, Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Nevis Island Administration is a partner and co-developer of the project with NREI. The geothermal plant will enable the island to transition away from the use of fossil fuels and be 100 percent reliant on zero emissions renewable energy for power supply.
NREI has assembled a comprehensive team of industry leaders for the design, construction, operations and completion of the Nevis Geothermal Project. Schlumberger Integrated Drilling Services will be conducting the installation and completion of the production and injection wells. Schlumberger is the world’s leading oilfield services provider with over 100,000 employees. They currently operate over 100 drilling rigs worldwide and have dedicated rigs working in the geothermal arena. GeothermEx, a complete geothermal consulting and design engineering firm has produced the well designs and will carry out the well and reservoir testing upon completion of the wells by Schlumberger. The plant construction and system integration will be carried out by Clemessy, a member of the French-based Eiffage Energy Systems Group, the fifth largest civil engineering and construction firm in Europe. Owner’s representative services, quality control and inspections will be provided by Power Engineers based out of Boise, Idaho, USA. Power Engineers is a global leader in the delivery of integrated power production facilities. NREI is extremely pleased to have assembled this skilled and experienced team for the completion of the Nevis Geothermal Project.
NREI is a subsidiary of Thermal Energy Partners, LLC, a geothermal energy development firm based in Austin, Texas. TEP develops geothermal energy projects in the Caribbean and throughout the world, applying an integrated data analysis approach that has revolutionized the geothermal industry. TEP’s success is built upon a thorough understanding of the complexities of the subsurface environment to identifying geothermal reservoirs and developing renewable energy generation that is more reliable, dependable, and economically competitive than all other sources of power.