ZoDrEx aims at demonstrating drilling, completion and production technologies increasing technical and economic successes of geothermal projects. ZoDrEx will demonstrate that: 

  1. Percussion drilling can perform at high deviation in crystalline rock, and lead to substantial cost reduction.
  2. Zonal isolation is key to EGS stimulation and efficient technology selection is possible. ZoDrEx will contribute to developing robust zonal isolation products.
  3. Through automation, better corrosion protection, and monitoring, EGS plant's operation can be optimized while ensuring the safety of the workers and environment. 10 partners from DK, F, DE, E and CH, including 5 industry leaders, 3 engineering organizations, and 2 academic research organisations are gathered within ZoDrEx to deliver the required low risk engineering and innovative solutions to access deep geothermal resources.

Project update 


Institution/enterprise Country
Geo-Energie Suisse AG Switzerland
RWTH Aachen Germany
H. ANGER'S SÖHNE Bohr- und Brunnenbauges. mbH Germany
GZB - International Geothermal Centre Germany
ES-Géothermie France
CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Spain
Welltec Denmark
ETH Zurich Switzerland


  Geothermica financing Total cost  Own financing
ZoDrEx - Total financing  2.860.282 4.890.706 2.030.424