The covid-19 pandemic brought a pause to the drilling operations in Tulu Moye that had started in the first week of March 2020. After monitoring the covid situation in Ethiopia and having health and safety measures ready for the upcoming situation, Reykjavík Geothermal is happy to announce that on Monday, July 6th, the drilling crew has arrived back on-site and are ready to recommence the drilling of well GA-1, the first exploration well in the long-awaited Tulu Moye Geothermal project.
A robust health and safety plan is in place for the upcoming drilling operations. The plan is to create a well-monitored covid-free “bubble” for the Tulu Moye drilling operations to ensure both health safety and operational efficiency. All persons required to work at the designated sites will be required to take a covid test arranged by Tulu Moye Geothermal (TMGO), and will require a negative result from the covid test no older than 24-hours before entering the sites. All individuals will be required to stay within these designated sites for their duration of their work in the drilling operations. If an individual needs to leave the designated sites, or relocate for a temporary period of time, then to re-enter a new covid test must be taken, and a negative test result no older than 24-hours will again be required. Individuals working on the drilling operations sites must also refrain from interacting closely with individuals outside of the designated areas, and if it is absolutely necessary both parties must wear masks and observe an appropriate distance from one another.
These measures will ensure the health and safety of all individuals. We wish them the best of luck and hope for a smooth drilling campaign!