Geothermal energy on the island of Voorne-Putten
The heat demand on the island Voorne-Putten in South-Holland is high and the subsurface properties for geothermal energy are very attractive. That’s why we’re working hard to develop geothermal energy in this area.
There is sufficient subsurface data available in this area to allow the production of geothermal heat in a safe and sustainable manner. We are now assessing if this heat can be produced in reliable and affordable manner.
Geothermal well with heatnetwork
Feasibility phase. We know that the potential for geothermal energy at a depth of about 2 km is excellent. We want to investigate the economic feasibility jointly with the municipalities and other stakeholders.
We expect to supply heat as off 2025/2026
Homes, companies and (light) industry
Which area does it concern?
It concerns an area on the island of Voorne-Putten, which is located to the southwest of Rotterdam in the province of South Holland. This is where the exploration license with the name ‘Nissewaard’ is located. The license area covers the towns of Hellevoetsluis, Oudenhoorn and Rockanje.
Yeager Energy is also investigating the supply of geothermal heat (district heating network) in the area. For this we co-operate with the municipalities, the province and local businesses.
There are already two geothermal systems operational in this area and they have demonstrated that the subsurface is of excellent quality at a depth of approximately 2,200m.
The ‘Nissewaard‘ research area is located southwest of Rotterdam, just above the Haringvliet.
Current phase of the project?
The two existing geothermal systems in the area aim to supply heat to the local greenhouse horticulture sector. We aim to supply geothermal heat to a wider group of clients such as homes, offices, utility buildings and light industry.
We are conducting an extensive feasibility study. We want to supply geothermal energy in a safe, reliable and affordable manner for as many interested parties as possible.
Once we have demonstrated the viability of the business case, we will move to the next phase in the development. If more parties express their interest in the use of geothermal heat the process will accelerate.
What are the benefits?
This project is of interest for anyone who wants clean, sustainable and affordable heat. And anyone who wants to stop using gas and wants to be part of the energy transition.
This concerns the built-environment (homes, apartment buildings and offices), but also companies or utilities (e.g. swimming pools).