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Klaipeda Geothermal Demonstration Project

The Klaipeda Geothermal Demonstration project has the following main objectives: 1) to demonstrate the feasibility and value of using low temperature geothermal water as a renewable indigenous energy resource in district heating systems; 2) to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and SO2 by replacing gas and heavy oil; and 3) to promote sustainable management and the development of environmentally sound and non-polluting geothermal resources both in a national and regional perspective. The project will be developed as an environmental/energy management project in the city of Klaipeda. It consists of two complementary components: 1) a technical assistance and training component for: (a) design of the geothermal loop including all necessary equipment for extracting the heat from the geothermal water and transferring it to the district heating system; (b) preparation of detailed drilling, testing and completion programs; (c) management support for project implementation, including support in preparing tender documents, and construction supervision; and (d) training of Lithuanian staff and management in the operation of a similar geothermal plant in Thisted, Denmark to optimize the transfer of technology; and 2) an investment component for: (a) establishment of two production wells and one injection well; (b) above ground facilities including building and necessary equipment such as absorption heat pumps, heat exchanger, and auxiliary equipment for control and regulation of the plant and the heat transfer to the district heating system; and (c) piping between production wells and geothermal plant, and between the geothermal plant to the injection well, and piping between the geothermal plant and the district heating network.
 Status: Active
 Manager: Anders Halldin
 Major Sector: Electric Pwr & Engy.
 SubSector(s): Thermal
 Project Id: P036011
 Board Approval Date: 5/9/96
 Closing Date: 7/31/01
 Total Commitment At Board* (USD$M): 5.9
 Lending Instrument: SPECIFIC INVEST LN
 Implementing Agency: ENTERPRISE GEOTERMA
Available Project Documents
Staff Appraisal Report (SAR) 
GEF Project Document (PD) 
* Does not reflect any cancellations.
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