According to Simon Morrish, CEO of Xlinks, the project will cover up to 8% of the UK's electricity needs.
The British Government published a policy document on Thursday announcing that it is considering the viability of the Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project and studying how it could contribute to the country's energy security.
Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project is a 10-gigawatt green energy project that will supply the United Kingdom with renewable energy from Morocco through four 3,800-meter submarine cables. It is the largest project of its type in the world.
Titled “Powering Up Britain – Energy Security Plan”, the document highlighted the British government's desire to “explore the potential of international projects to deliver 'clean, affordable energy'”.
In this regard, the document referred to the Xlinks project, "a proposed site in Morocco for large-scale electricity generation from onshore wind, solar and battery power."
The document "outlines the Government's blueprint for the future of energy in the UK, explaining how it will diversify energy production by investing in renewable energy to deliver energy, consumer, climate and economic security for the country," Xlinks says in a statement. press.
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The CEO of Xlinks, Simon Morrish, welcomed the "determination" of the British Government to collaborate with his company and launch Xlinks' adventure in the field of renewable energy.
He echoed the British government's statements, stating that "the UK's energy security is a vital national interest." He also stressed the importance of "sticking to the Government's 2035 target of a net zero electricity system and avoiding short-term approaches that could derail the transition to clean and abundant energy sources."
Describing the project as “the first of its kind”, Morrish said it will meet up to 8% of the UK’s electricity needs with renewable energy, “reducing consumers’ bills and adding security of supply in the process”.
The first cable of the project will come into operation in early 2027, while the other three will do so in 2029.