Ground Source Heating and Cooling Who we are Our capabilities Regulatory Aquaterra are specialist water and It is our aim to provide practical We maintain up to date knowledge environmental consultant providing support to drilling contractors, of UK and international legislation, practical services for ground source developers, surveyors, architects, which is essential for fast moving heating and cooling (GSHC) systems. regulators and planners. sectors such as the GSHC industry. We have a wealth of geological and Our services include geological Some schemes require hydrogeological expertise spanning assessments, system design, environmental impact assessments many countries and industries. interference modelling, test pumping and/or geotechnical investigations. Our in-depth understanding of the and Long-term Sustainable Output We maintain partnering relationships subsurface environment and hydrau- (LSO) analysis. These are essential with a number of specialist lic and thermal transport mecha- tools which allow system installers to consultancies and can bring these nisms enables us to provide practical ensure maximum system efficiency services to your projects as required solutions that meet our clients’ goals, and to quantify the potential impacts to efficiently meet these regulatory schedules and budgets. of seasonal or climate change related requirements. water table fluctuations. Feasibility Design and Costing Implementation • Borehole Prognosis (water) • Borehole and Array Design • Drilling Supervision • Geo Assessments (GSHC) • Modelling and Optimisation • Geophysical Logging • Investigate: • Consent Applications • Hydraulic/Thermal Testing -Environmental Restrictions • Complete Costing • Liaison with Regulators -EIA Requirement • EIA if required • Reporting -Monitoring Requirement • Advice on Funding Knowledge is good; insight is better. Our services Borehole Prognosis Thermal Response Testing We provide detailed geological and Accurate measurement of the water supply feasibility assessments. collective thermal properties of the Our reports include: ground and borehole is very important • Thermo-geology/Hydrogeology during closed-loop installation. We manage thermal testing and use the • Likely water quality, yield and results to calibrate the system design depth to water table models to provide higher levels of • Local borehole search certainty for system longevity and • Recommended supply options efficiency. Borehole and Borefield Design Consent Applications, Licensing and Borehole construction requires Drilling Supervision careful design and optimisation We provide management of to account for key factors such abstraction licences and consent to Open loop GSHC system showing abstraction as heating & cooling requirement, drill approvals and provide drilling and injection wells available space and budget. We supervision, test pumping and data partner with our clients to ensure that analysis for our clients as required. the specifications of a system provide We work closely with drillers and maximum efficiency and longevity, to provide practical solutions to and are appropriate for our clients’ unforeseen system installation installation and operational budgets. problems. Heat Flux and Interference Modelling EIA and Risk Assessment Thermal interference between Environmental Impact Assessments boreholes can adversely affect GSHC and environmental risk assessments system efficiency. We use industry are often required as part of the leading software to optimise the planning stage for GSHC schemes. We borehole and array design of closed liaise with regulators and organise all loop systems. We have also developed planning and regulatory requirements numerical groundwater flow, solute at the earliest possible stage to avoid transport and heat flux models, which unnecessary delays. can be used for open loop systems. Ground Source Heating and Cooling Our services (continued) Recent experience Hydraulic Testing and Analysis Feasibility Data analysis includes yield analysis and We have undertaken over 50 thermo vulnerability to seasonal and longer- geological assessments across the UK. term fluctuations in the water table. We Recent projects include a borehole in also provide recommendations on pump complex geological structures on the suitability, refurbishment and replacement, Isle of Wight; and strategic advice on and operating strategies. contaminated land issues across an area to be used for GSHC. Monitoring We are able to continuously monitor surface Design and groundwater levels and temperatures We have undertaken concept and detailed Closed loop system utilising an array through the use of hydrometric and design on a range of projects, from of four boreholes barometric data loggers. Water quality individual boreholes to multiple bore may also be analysed onsite or samples closed loop systems and have used a range taken to UKAS accredited laboratories to of practical tools to optimise borehole measure a range of determinants. depth and array. Recent examples include Geophysical Logging design of groundworks for a heat pump in We provide down-hole geophysical logging East Sussex; and working with a drilling and interpretation services including contractor to undertake 30 year simulations CCTV, Gamma, Calliper, Flow, Resistivity for a multiple-bore project in Kent. Conductivity and Temperature. Funding Reporting An important aspect of our project We provide clear, factual reports that management is supporting clients in allow our clients and project stakeholders obtaining funding for installations. For one Temperature variation with depth to easily understand project approach, project in East Sussex, we have helped our below ground throughout the year. methodology and predicted impacts and client to claim 75% of the capital costs with GSHC utilises the stable temperature a further 25% pending. of the subsurface outcomes . Providing practical solutions to meet your project requirements. Our people Andrew Ball Hugh Middlemis Principal Hydrogeologist Senior Principal Modeller Contacts Andrew has 20 years experience Hugh is one of the industry’s leading providing hydrogeological advice to groundwater modelling specialists. clients, including drilling contractors, His experience includes modelling UK / Ireland regulators, architects and project groundwater and surface water systems. Nick Honeyball / Sean Daykin managers. His first ground source He also has engineering design, +44 (0) 1273 858223 hearting project was in the early 1990s construction and operational experience email@example.com and he has also been a consultant on on bore, pipeline and pumping systems geothermal projects in the UK. for water resource development, salt Paul Heaney interception and mining projects. Sean Daykin +353 (0) 186 796 8280 Project Hydrogeologist Faisal Butt firstname.lastname@example.org Sean has 5 years experience on a full Senior Water Resources Planner range of water supply and GSHC projects Faisal is a groundwater modeller, in the UK and Australia. He has been with experience of both analytical Australia involved in feasibility, design and and numerical modelling approaches. Danny Simpson implementation stages of water supply Faisal has worked on a number of UK +61 (8) 8410 4000 and GSHC systems. Sean has developed projects including yield assessments, email@example.com strong relationships with clients and test pumping, drought planning and regulatory bodies. environmental impact assessments. Nick Honeyball Jane Burstow Mongolia Project Hydrogeologist Project Hydrogeologist Mike Lelliott Nick has undertaken numerous borehole Jane has 7 years experience and has +976 9585 4921 prognoses and thermo-geological completed many desk-top assessments firstname.lastname@example.org assessments in the UK. He is currently and borehole design projects for GSHC providing consultancy services on schemes in the UK. She has supervised various aspects of feasibility, design and the installation of numerous GSHC, water implementation for GSHC systems and supply and mine dewatering schemes in www.aquaterra.uk.com public water supply boreholes. the UK, Australia and Mongolia.