Britain prepares cables to transmit Moroccan energy
Friday, May 26, 2023 – 4:42 pm
In the latest developments of a “revolutionary” energy project linking the UK to Morocco, the British company XLCC has received the approval of the Scottish authorities to build the first factories for the production of submarine cables carrying energy.
According to the UK company’s official website, “The Planning Committee of North Ayrshire Council, Scotland has given full consent to commence construction of the first HVDC submarine cable plant, expected to start production in 2026.”
According to the same source, “the plant will help create 900 local jobs with additional jobs in the wide supply phase; Demand for submarine cables will also grow as many of the world’s governments diversify their energy sources.
XLCC CEO Ian Douglas said: “Achieving the energy transition makes global maritime electricity interconnection critical, and as demand for HVDC cables continues to grow, we are pleased to present such an important project in a field of proud industrial pedigree.”
Douglas added in a statement cited by the aforementioned company that “Irchar authorities are grateful for permission to set up this important factory,” and added, “We will also work with many parties to discuss partnerships for distribution after the production process begins.”
It is worth noting that this major economic project is the longest submarine cable in the world with a length of 3800 km and a cost of about $22 billion. The UK considers it one of its most important revolutionary projects as part of its energy transition. strategy.
As part of this project, wind and solar energy in the Moroccan desert will be transmitted to a British home through the coast of France, Portugal and Morocco.