Author: Jeevan A. Robinson - MNI Media | Date: 19 November 2017
On Friday, November 18th, the start of the Early Market Engagement (EME) for Montserrat's Geothermal Project began on island, with Mr Francesco Oppici of Geothermal Development company Exergy being the first to participate.
The start of the Early Market Engagement (EME) for the Geothermal project is being commenced proactively with potential public-private partners so as to move Montserrat's geothermal energy project forward.
The EME that took place on Friday with Mr Oppici forms part of an information gathering process, both for those taking part in the EME, and also for those working on bringing geothermal on-stream on Montserrat.
EXERGY are the developers, engineers and producers of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, with the innovative, pioneering Radial Outflow Turbine. ORC systems are used for power production from renewable energy sources, including biomass, solar, geothermal energy and waste heat recovery. EXERGY is a subsidiary of Italian group MACCAFERRI INDUSTRIAL GROUP, who have an annual turnover of 1.2 billion euros and 5,200 employees across the globe.
Mr Oppici, whilst on Montserrat, met with Hon Minister with Responsibility for Energy, Paul Lewis, and also Project Manager Mr Owen Lewis. He met with other key figures from MCWEL to include Mr Felix Persaud, and Mr Rawlson Patterson, and other government and technical related officials, all instrumental in moving the geothermal project forward. Also on the visit with Mr Oppici were key staff from the Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL) such as Manager Mr Kendall Lee and other Senior staff members who are all pivotal to the Geothermal Energy project on island.
Francesco took part in a press conference, where he shared more information and insight into his trip to Montserrat to participate in the EME. Also in the press conference were Hon Minister Paul Lewis and International Project Manager, Owen Lewis.
Listen below to the full press conference with Francesco on phase one of Montserrat's Geothermal Project's Early Market Engagement: