STEAM

Our Values

STEAM is a pool of geothermal specialists with a long worldwide experience, a complete multidisciplinary knowledge of the resource exploitation methods and a strong vision of how to manage the high risk in greenfield investments...

News

  • October 2015 - Washington, USA.

    STEAM has just signed with InterAmerican Development Bank (a public organization with headquarter in Washington), a consultancy contract for technical and financial due diligence of specific projects for investment grant for the geothermal financing and risk programs in Mexico...

  • May 2015 - Nairobi, Kenya.

    STEAM (in Consortium with Gesto Energia SA) signed a contract with Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd for Consultancy Services of Owner Engineering and Project Management, for the development of Olkaria V Geothermal Power Project...

  • September 2014 - Beijing, China.

    STEAM attended a workshop organized in cooperation with the Geothermal Council of China Energy Society, with the patronage of National Researches Council (CNR-IGG) and Universities of Padova and Firenze, and with the support of Italian Embassy in Beijing.
    Researchers and Italian Companies discussed about possible cooperation in the development of Low and High Enthalpy Geothermal Projects in China...

  • January 2014 - Pisa, Italy; Deventer, the Netherlands.

    STEAM competencies in Environmental Consulting Services has been incorporated in Tauw Group and now are part of Tauw Italia. STEAM brand comes back to be focused on worldwide geothermal projects...

STEAM : Who We Are

The Company

Our History

STEAM was born in 1987 as an engineering company to operate into the Energy and Environmental Sector with particular reference to Geothermal Energy development. Its principal partners were coming from Enel, having many years of experience in geothermal field with particular reference to drilling, reservoir engineering and geological geophysical survey studies.
STEAM has cooperated with the most significant geothermal firms (ENEL Green Power, ELC Electroconsult, DAL, Geotermica Italiana) providing consulting, operational and training services in the development, assessment and evaluation of worldwide geothermal resources.
In the last decades, the addition of new partners with a great experience in consulting services and the tight collaboration with worldwide environmental consulting company (ERM Group), consolidated Company's competences in environmental services, and STEAM collaborated to Institutional Strengthening Programs with International Organizations (World Bank, EBRD, Italian Ministry of Environment) and was involved in audits and restoration projects; as, for example, of industrial sites of Pancevo (for the Italian Ministry of Environment) and Bor in Serbia, which are both UNEP environmental hot spots.
In the meantime, the Geothermal Division of STEAM carried out a reconnaissance study of the Italian Medium Enthalpy Geothermal Resources and cooperated with private financial investors to apply for Geothermal Research Permits in Italy.
Today, environmental consulting services had been incorporated into Tauw Group and now are part of Tauw Italia, while STEAM became the brand only for worldwide geothermal activities, as was in its first days.

STEAM Today

The Company is now organized on a small permanent basis of few technicians and a wide, open and flexible team of very experienced geologists and engineers, who have successfully accomplished projects on almost every continent.
STEAM decided to expand its focus to the international geothermal market, and with this aim is carrying out an evaluation of the possible areas of intervention, starting from the geographical areas and Countries where the members of its team have experience, having worked in the past, as Latin America, NorthAmerica, China, East Africa, Indonesia, Middle East...

STEAM Team

  • Riccardo Corsi is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years of professional experience in the sector of geothermal Energy, environmental assessment, management and planning. His professional activity, carried out throughout the world, has been mainly devoted to geothermal fluid production engineering (corrosion, scaling, gaseous and liquid pollutants), geothermal engineering feasibility studies, geothermal power plant engineering and environmental impact assessment. He was head of the mechanical and civil projects of the new Italian geothermal power plants in Enel till 1987 and expert by EEC (XII division) from 1981 to 1993 (scaling, corrosion engineering). He has been advisor of Elc Electroconsult, Dal and Enel in preparing Feasibility Study for Miravalles Geothermal Power plants (Costarica), S. Jacinto (Nicaragua), Berlin (El Salvador), Latera Project (Italy), Momotombo expansion. LinkedIn see more...
  • Paolo Basile is a geologist with 5 years experience in applied hydrogeology, groundwater modeling and geothermal resources evaluation. From June 2009 to December 2010 he won two scholarships at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa about project Water management in agriculture. From January 2011 to October 2011, he was a PhD student in Agrobiosciences, as applied hydro geologist, at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa. From November 2011 he has decided to stop his PhD joining STEAM where he is cooperating in the preparation of several Geothermal Research Permit applications (Geothermal resource evaluation, Environmental constraints, etc..). LinkedIn see more...
  • Roberto Brogi is a process chemical engineer with more than 7 years of experience in the design of chemical plants of different types and different industrial sectors. From 2007 up to 2012, he has worked for OMEGA, Cecina (Li). He took part to different projects, both for Italy and abroad, developing projects in different industrial sectors: pharmaceutical, chemical, glass, biomass, energy e petrochemical. He has a good experience on solving different problems both on process side and on plant design side. His skills include equipment sizing, thermal and mass balances, draft of process flow diagrams, data sheets and preparation of technical specifications for all the components of a plant (equipment, instrumentation). Beside this, he follows also the procurement phase, making the technical evaluation and comparison of different offers. He is working in STEAM since 2012, as process engineer, for the design of geothermal power plants. LinkedIn see more...
  • Giorgio Buonasorte is a Geologist with more than 35 years experience in geological prospecting, Geothermal Resources Evaluation, permitting production, management and planning of construction activities of geothermal fields. He spent most of his professional Career in Enel Geothermal Division where he was responsible of several research projects in the main geothermal areas of Italy and afterwards, in management and planning of construction activities of wells, steam production facilities, pumping and transport of geothermal fluid in the traditional Larderello and Monte Amiata geothermal fields. He was also involved in Enel projects in Hawaii, Iran, Costa Rica and Greece. Presently is head of Geothermal Division of STEAM and coordinated the preparation of 20 Geothermal Research Permit applications. LinkedIn see more...
  • Dante Fabiani is a drilling Engineer spending large part of his professional career in Enel Green Power and more recently operated as free lance for Geothermal Exploration with Terra Energy. He joined STEAM in 2013. LinkedIn see more...
  • Adolfo Fiordelisi is a geologist with more than 30 years experience in geological and geophysical surveys. He spent most of his professional career in Enel Geothermal Division, where he coordinated the geophysical survey activity of the Division. He was also involved in Enel projects in Hawaii and Greece. Presently, he is carrying out the development of the geophysical survey programs for STEAM. LinkedIn see more...
  • Luigi Marini has an activity record of more than 30 years in applied geochemistry, both in the industrial sector (first in the companies of the ENI Group Geotecneco and Aquater and later in the private companies Geotermica Italiana and Chemgeo), as well as in teaching and research sector, both at the University of Genova and at the Institute of Geosciences and Georesources (IGG) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa. He participated to several industrial projects aimed at the exploration and exploitation of geothermal resources and the mitigation of the volcanic hazard, both in Italy and abroad (Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Turkey). Up to 2011 he was Associate Professor in Geochemistry at the Genova University. He also gave courses on geochemical methods used in geothermal exploration in the CNR, Pisa (Italy), at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchatel (Switzerland), at the University of Chile, Santiago (Chile), at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, San José (Costa Rica) and at the Escuela Politécnica del Ejercito, Quito (Ecuador). He is co-author of several scientific papers in applied geochemistry, many of which are relevant to geothermics.
  • Renato Papale is an electronical engineer. He has been working (mainly in geothermal energy) for ENEL since 1981, covering every aspect of the geo process (from well measurements while drilling, to local and remote control systems, to power plant design) and of the renewable energy market perspectives, playing technical and managing roles. He worked on new geothermal technologies development, and has been responsible for the electrical and automation engineering. He published papers on geothermal well-logging technologies and power plant automation and control. During the last years, he managed the project engineering process for two geothermal large ORC projects in North- and Sud-America. He is cooperating with STEAM since 2014. LinkedIn see more...
  • Emo Sartini was hired to work for ENEL in May 1979. In Enel Green Power has gained experience in technical management of international projects. He has been project manager for the construction of 3 geothermal power plants with a total of 124 MW. He has held the position of Manager of the geothermal power plants design department in ENEL. He carried out activities mainly in the geothermal sector; but has also been Project Director for ENEL, managing 3 wind power plants projects with a total of 94.4 MW. From the international point of view has been for 8 years in El Salvador as a representative of ENEL. Since the end of 2013 is the technical leader of STEAM for the industrial sector of renewable energies. LinkedIn see more...
  • Alessandro Vallini has been Drilling Technology Engineer in ENEL from 1981 to 1987, then Coordinator in direct use projects of geothermal resources (1988-1990); Geothermal wells designer and drilling contracts coordinator (1991-1995); Coordinator of drilling operations in Larderello area (1996-1998); Manager of geothermal power plants operations in Larderello area (1999-2001); Coordinator on commercial activity in drilling services (2002-2003); Project manager about geothermal exploitation project in Larderello fields (2004-2006; Contracts manager and drilling supervisor for Geothermal Project in USA (2007-2010); Drilling manager for Geothermal Exploration in Turkey (2011-2012); Tender technical support for Geothermal project in Chile (2012-2013). He is now cooperating with STEAM since 2014. LinkedIn see more...