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What is the progress of the Moroccan / UK submarine cable construction project?

What is the progress of the Moroccan / UK submarine cable construction project?

The Xlinks project is making great progress. English cable maker XLCC plans to set up a factory in Hunterston, Scotland, and the US media specializes in sustainable energy, with its first production being for the Xlinks Morocco / UK project. Electrek. XLCC will supply four 3,800 km of submarine cables. The first cable will operate in early 2027 and the rest are expected to launch in 2029. The first phase of the Xlinks project is planned between 2025 and 2027. During this period, it will be a question of combining wind and solar energy. Made in the southwest UK, North Devon, Alvertiscott, Morocco.

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This initiative will almost double the current global production of HVDC cable. It is estimated that the world’s longest submarine cables will require 90,000 metric tons of steel. This week, the XLCC signed the UK Steel Charter into Parliament, promising to use UK steel.

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The total project cost to build the 3,800 km submarine power cable connecting Morocco and the United Kingdom is 16 16 billion ($ 21.9 billion). Xlinks will build a 10.5 GW power plant (7 GW for solar power and 3.5 GW for wind) in Morocco.

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