Britain’s Xlinks tenders for technical study on undersea cable link with Morocco
The undersea cable will be the longest of its kind and is intended to cross offshore Morocco, Portugal, Spain and France before reaching the UK.
The tender was issued on the e-tendering Delta platform on Jan 29 and will close on Feb 22 and the duration of the study will span 12 months.
Xlinks plans to set up solar and wind farms to generate 10.5GW of electricity a day, enough to power 7 million British households by 2030.
The company plans to export energy from Morocco to the UK using four cables using the high voltage direct current (HVDC) line system, running along a shallow water route.