ZAGREB, Sept 25 (Hina) – A project to explore for geothermal springs is about to begin in Osijek-Baranja County, and a contract to prepare the project documentation was signed on Friday, county head Ivan Anusic said.
The cost of preparing the documentation is 3.2 million kuna and EU grants for the project amount to slightly more than 2.7 million, while the county will provide around HRK 480,000, Anusic said.
The contractor to prepare the project documentation is a consortium of bidders comprising the Zagreb-based Geo Da Consulting company, Crodux Derivati 2 and the Hrvoje Pozar energy institute from Zagreb.
Over the next seven months they will conduct exploratory work after which concrete data will be available and a decision will be made on how to continue with the project, said Anusic.
He noted that the county’s geothermal potential was huge and should be exploited for food production, greenhouses and for the production of clean green energy, electricity, and in tourism.
Zeljka Sladovic of Geo Da Consulting said the project was aimed at determining the geothermal potential of the entire county as well as specific microlocations.