Training Courses

Friday 14th June

As part of the Congress programme, a number of activities, including site visits and training courses, are organised to enrich the participants’ experience on Friday 14th June 2019. Tickets for the excursions and training courses are not included in the Congress Pass, but they can be purchased separately through the online registration. Registration costs include lunch and transport.


Standard: 160 eur / person VAT Incl.

Student: 90 eur / person VAT Incl.

International short course on advances in shallow geothermal technology and implementation

When: Friday 14th June 2019, 09:00 – 16:00

GeoTrainet is the organisation behind the European wide training and certification programme for shallow geothermal installers, specifically designers (those who carry out feasibility and design studies, including geology) and drillers (who make the boreholes and insert the tubes).

The course will offer updates on standards (CEN, VDI 4640-2), regulations, and the market development, and give an overview of the latest technical developments in drilling/BHE, heat pumps, materials, and large-scale installations.

After the workshop we will visit a drilling site in or near The Hague. Contractor Remon has 6 drilling rigs for closed loop geothermal heat pump systems. They use direct flush drilling methods, which allows to make boreholes of over 200 m depth under the Dutch sedimentary conditions. For completion and backfilling of the borehole Remon has developed a loop installer, together with Conrad. This machine allows installation of the borehole heat exchanger and simultaneous backfilling with clay, ensuring high quality recovery of the penetrated sealing layers/aquitards.

Participants will receive a certification.