Europe’s largest geoenergy company Rototec has exported Nordic drilling competence to Germany. First test drillings were made on 17 September 2020. Test drillings succeeded very well, and one 300-metre-deep well was drilled quickly taking only 1 day. The whole test project included two 300-metre-deep wells. No problems were incurred during the drilling and Rototec’s drilling machines seem to be very well suited for this type of rock (gneiss).
“We received a special permission from German authorities for test drillings to German soil with our equipment and competence. German regulations regarding geoenergy drillings have been very strict but as our tests showed we are able to do drillings technically correct and safe in Germany as well,” says Mikko Ojanne, VP, Development, Rototec Group.
Rototec has been looking into possibilities to expand to different markets in the Europe and test drillings in Germany proved that there is potential for Rototec’s equipment and competence to expand into Germany. Germany has a great market potential and reducing usage of coal is very current there now. EU’s climate targets and green deal are also creating demand.
“We have been pioneers in drilling technics since our foundation when we brought a new method of drilling to Finland and changed the size of the geoenergy well into more effective. Now we want to be a pioneer again by exporting new technology and competence to Germany,” comments Alexej von Bagh, CEO, Rototec Group.
Drillings were implemented in cooperation with a German company, Geoenergie Konzept GmbH. Currenly, Rototec is the largest geoenergy company in the Europe based both on the amount of drilling equipment and turnover and company operates currently in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.