Geothermie Delft is committed to preventing and limiting nuisance. Among other things, we take into account the accessibility of the location and the environment; The quality of life, for example the prevention of noise, light or odor. And of course the safety of people and protection of the environment.

All work that we carry out meets the requirements of the environmental permit with regard to noise, safety and traffic. For example, we have an extensive transport plan that indicates when which transport is expected. We also carry out noise and vibration measurements to ensure that we remain within the permitted standards. Furthermore, we will install noise barriers and there are traffic controllers on the construction site.

More nuisance can be experienced during the drilling process. There will be more noise during the drilling process, for example due to the noise of the derrick and the noise of more trucks. The location is also illuminated day and night during the drilling process. We will always stay within legal limits and all of these matters are temporary for the duration of the drilling process. When this will take place and how long it will take can be seen in the planning.



  • There is a transport plan including parking places for transports and equipment to prevent noise nuisance.
    • The main transport route is via the Rotterdamseweg.
    • The periods in which intensive transports take place will be bundled.
  • During the drilling phase (from 26 May), the Leeghwaterstraat will be closed until the end of the drilling (approx. 5 months).
    • A safe diversion route for bicycle and pedestrian traffic has been constructed, including signage, lighting and an obstacle-free passage.
  • Traffic supervisors will be deployed during the drilling and supply of material to ensure the safety of bicycle and pedestrians.
  • To store and transport the test water released during the well testing, a temporary test water location will be set up on the A&M Wonen site on the other side of the Rotterdamseweg.


  • TU Delft is taking measures to ensure that lectures and exams are not disturbed by noise nuisance.
  • A 0-measurement has been made at the houses and buildings in the immediate vicinity (<50 metres) to monitor the possible effects of vibrations.
  • The drilling site is illuminated day and night during the drilling process. Naturally, this remains within the legally permitted standards. In addition, a lighting plan has been drawn up that is aimed at preventing nuisance caused by the lighting of the drilling rig as much as possible.
  • Temporary lighting in places where bicycle and pedestrian paths have been diverted.

Overview of noise-mitigating measures

During the drilling period, various measures will nevertheless be taken to minimize noise nuisance:

  • Rubber protection and buffer blocks that prevent the peak noises as much as possible. The activities that involve a lot of peak noise will also take place during the day as much as possible.
  • The source is directly connected to the electricity grid. As a result, no generators are used on the drilling site. This causes much less noise nuisance than with other geothermal energy projects.
  • Sound-absorbing and sound-resistant cladding will be placed on and along the northwest side of the parking garage.
  • During the drilling, the noise exposure to the environment will be continuously monitored.


  • Construction will take place within the fences on the construction site.
  • Traffic supervisors are deployed during the drilling for the safety of bicycle and footpath users.
  • There will be temporary lighting where the bicycle and pedestrian paths have been diverted.
  • There are no blockades for emergency services; facilities, approach routes, installation sites and fire hydrants will remain accessible.
  • Vibration is continuously monitored.


We also keep the environment well informed by regularly updating our website with new information by posting news items. In addition there is a telephone number that is available 24/7. Furthermore, we are and will continue to talk to residents and companies in the immediate vicinity of the site about their interests, questions and concerns.

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