United Downs Geothermal Power Project

The UDDGP project is the first geothermal power plant in the UK. The aim of the project is to produce power and heat from the hot granite rocks beneath Cornwall at the United Downs Industrial Site near Redruth. Two deep, directional wells have successfully been drilled; the production well to a depth of 5275m and the injection well to 2393m. Both wells have intersected the target Porthtowan Fault Zone located approximately 800m to the west of the site.

From Spring / Summer 2022 United Downs offer educational trips the opportunity to see the site first hand with tours lasting from 1 – 2 hours, depending on the age of the students.


contact@geothermalengineering.co.uk or call 01326 331920