Geothermal Drill Site In Nevis
January 17, 2012
Minister responsible for Natural Resources and the Environment on Nevis Hon. Carlisle Powell, said Nevis was willing to share its lessons learnt with its geothermal development with neighbouring Windward Island Dominica who was in the process of drilling exploratory wells in the Roseau Valley.
Mr. Powell’s comment came on January 14th in an interview with the Department of Information during a visit from a three member delegation from Dominica led by Minister of Public Works, Energy and Ports Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore on a mission to gain knowledge from Nevis’ geothermal development experience.
“We are both pursuing geothermal explorations and it is important for us to share our own experiences with respect to the geothermal explorations.
“We have completed our explorations in terms of doing our exploratory drilling and we are now ready to move on to the next phase which is production drilling. Dominica is at the exploration stage and so we were quite happy not only to welcome Minister Blackmoore and his delegation but to be able to share experiences in this meeting,” he said.
According to Mr. Powell, as both islands moved forward in varying stages of geothermal development that they would continue to engage in similar exchanges.
He said they were both small island developing states and it made no sense to reinvent the wheel therefore whatever experiences Nevis had it was important to share it with Dominica as both islands forged ahead with the development of their geothermal resources for the needs of their people and the benefit of the entire Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS).
Prior to Minister Blackmoore’s meeting with Minister Powell he paid a courtesy call on Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry at his Bath Hotel Office at Bath Plain.
The Dominica Minister was accompanied by Principal Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister Mr. Edward Lambert and Coordinator of the Geothermal Unit in Dominica.
Jason Timothy. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for Natural Resources and the Environment in the Nevis Island Administration Mr. Ernie was also present.