Geothermal District Heating Projects Advance in Hungary

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Mannvit Engineering ("Mannvit") recently announced important development milestones for geothermal district heating projects in Hungary.

The first phase of a geothermal district heating development project of up to 40 MWth began this month with drilling of the first well in the town of Miskolc in eastern Hungary. The well depth is planned to be 2.3 km and all geophysical and geological research, well design and drilling supervision will be carried out by Mannvit. Miskolc is one of the three largest cities in the country with approximately 200,000 residents.

Work on the first district heating project in Hungary, in the town Szentlörinc, continues with a planned reinjection well to be drilled at the end of May, 2010. The first well in this town was successfully drilled last fall. The reinjection well is planned to be approximately 1.8 km deep and all geophysical and geological research, well design and drilling supervision will be carried out by Mannvit. Commissioning of the district heating system is planned for late fall, 2010. Mannvit is responsible for all design, bid preparation, tender evaluation, site supervision and commissioning (EPCM contract) for this part of the development project.

About Mannvit Engineering
Mannvit Engineering of Iceland provides a broad range of engineering and technical research services. Since the early seventies, Mannvit has been active in the area of renewable energy and has been involved in the development of most power plants in Iceland, both hydroelectric and geothermal. Services for these projects range from research and preparatory work to complete design and construction management. For more information, please visit http://www.mannvit.com.

CONTACT:
Runólfur Maack
CEO, Overseas Operations
Mannvit Engineering
Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: +354 422 3109
web: http://www.mannvit.com
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