The electric cable depending from Morocco to Great Britain will be made in Scotland. The factory that authorizes the largest and longest submarine cable in the world is located, in fact, in the Scottish town of Hunterston, provides the British XLCC, in charge of carrying out this project.
This cable should connect the Moroccan solar and wind power plants to the village of Alverdiscott, in North Devon, England. It will consist of four cables, the first of which will be active in early 2027. The other three are expected to launch in 2029.
An agreement has been concluded to this effect with the British National Grid for two 1.8 GW connections at Alverdiscott in Devon. Thus, the first phase of this connection is planned for the period 2025-2027, specialist media reporter.
This connection will nearly double current global HVDC cable manufacturing output, with XLCC promising to use British steel: 90,000 tonnes in total. The project will cost no less than 21.9 billion dollars for an energy mix of 7 GW of solar energy and 3.5 GW of wind energy as well as an on-site battery storage of 20 GWh/5 GW, in Morocco. This project will be able to power 7 million British homes by 2030 and provide 8% of Britain’s electricity needs.