Geothermal installation in St. Gallen
Development of concept for the use of heat from the planned geothermal system and for electricity generation. Comparison of various procedures and estimation of the investment costs. Preliminary design of geothermal circuit with geothermal pumps, heat exchangers, pressure maintenance, filters and corrosion protection. Development of decision matrix to help select the location of a geothermal combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Establishment of appropriate conditions for drilling site, service building and operation of geothermal system. Determination of total investment cost as well as operating and maintenance costs. Business plan specifications as basis for proposals submitted to City Council. Preparation of building permit and concession applications in consultation with architects.