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Public consultation announced on updated proposals for Xlinks’ Morocco-UK Power Project

Xlinks 1 Limited (Xlinks) will seek views on its proposals for the UK element of the Morocco-UK Power Project (the “Project”) between Thursday, 16…

GE Vernova invests in Xlinks’ Morocco – UK Power Project to support electrification and decarbonisation goals

Xlinks First Limited (“Xlinks First”), the investment company established by Xlinks Limited (“Xlinks”) to deliver the Morocco – UK Power Project…

Africa Finance Corporation invests $14.1m in developing Xlinks’ Morocco-UK Power Project

Xlinks First Ltd. has announced a $14.1 million investment from Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions…

Xlinks First updates guidance on construction costs and strike price for the Morocco-UK Power Project

Xlinks First, the investment company for Morocco - UK Power Project (‘the Project’), is today updating guidance on the construction costs and strike…

Delivering the Xlinks Morocco – UK Power Project is our priority activity

Xlinks was founded in order to promote the development of long-distance energy projects, with the Morocco - UK Power Project as our primary target.…

Xlinks growth sees appointment of new CEO to lead the Morocco – UK Power Project

Xlinks First Ltd (“Xlinks”) has appointed James Humfrey as its new CEO to lead the Xlinks Morocco – UK Power Project, following an extensive global…

TotalEnergies invests £20 million in developing Xlinks

The investment from TotalEnergies represents another significant step in Xlinks’ plans to develop a 11.5GW capacity renewable energy facility in…

Morocco-uk power project confirmed as nationally significant

The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero has confirmed that the Morocco-UK Power Project is of national significance and will require…

Moroccan earthquake emergency

We are deeply saddened by the news of the recent earthquake in Morocco and are monitoring developments closely. Whilst we are comforted that our team…

Xlinks seeks national planning route for ground-breaking renewable energy connection plan

Xlinks has asked the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero to confirm that the Morocco-UK Power Project is a Nationally Significant…

As temperature records tumble and climate concerns rise, Xlinks, working with UK Government, is developing part of the solution

Concern is reported to be growing from the scientific community about the seemingly accelerating climate crisis following a series of freak weather…

Bloomberg | Moving Saharan Sunshine to Europe via Undersea Cables

Simon Morrish, CEO, discusses with Bloomberg how Xlinks will be the first of many projects as the world realises the enormous benefits of…

The Daily Telegraph | The African nation that could be the world’s first renewables superpower

Leila Benali, the Moroccan energy transition minister discusses with the Daily Telegraph, Morocco’s renewable ambitions and the part that Xlinks can…

Just Have a Think | Revolutionising Power Transmission

Host David Borlace of the YouTube channel Just Have a Think speaks about revolutionising power transmission, featuring the Xlinks Morocco - UK Power…

Xlinks’ first-of-a-kind renewable energy project secures backing from TAQA and Octopus Energy

TAQA to invest GBP25 million (AED113 million) and Octopus GBP5 million (AED22 million) into Xlinks development phase. Upon completion by 2030, the…

Xlinks holds second public consultation on ground-breaking renewable energy connection plan

Second round of public exhibitions to capture local views on proposed project enhancements. Following community feedback at first public…

Xlinks named by UK Government as one of the forward look, investment options in Powering up Britain policy paper

HMG is actively exploring the potential for international projects to provide clean, affordable and secure power. Government sets out interest in…

The Economist | Michael Liebreich wants existing low-carbon technologies to be scaled up much faster

Clean energy expert Michael Leibreich writes for The Economist: Michael Liebreich wants existing low-carbon technologies to be scaled up much faster,…

The Telegraph | Why North Africa can help solve Britain’s energy crisis

Morocco's ambassador to the UK, Hakim Hajoui, explores the opportunities for North Africa and Britain in The Telegraph: Why North Africa can help…

Xlinks holds public consultation on ground-breaking renewable energy connection plan

Calls for local input in Devon to capture views on proposal to connect 3.6GW of low-cost, reliable, renewable power from Morocco to the GB…

The Times | Xlinks Morocco project could throw Britain a renewable energy lifeline

The Times Energy Editor Emily Gosden provides a deep-dive into the merits of the Morocco - UK Power Project: Xlinks Morocco project could throw…

Xlinks attracts new investor – Germany’s con|energy to invest in the Morocco – UK Power Project to deliver exclusive, affordable energy at scale

London, 14 November 2022 Xlinks attracts new investor - Germany’s con|energy to invest in the Morocco - UK Power Project to deliver exclusive,…

The Mail on Sunday | Ready for a blast of Saharan sunshine?

The Mail on Sunday's Mark Hookham and Brendan Carlin write about the energy cost-slashing potential of the Morocco - UK Power Project: Ready for a…

WIRED | How to plug the UK into desert sunshine

In the latest article in WIRED by Charlie Metcalfe, Project Director Richard Hardy talks about the "affordable generation from wind and solar" that…

Xlinks appoints WSP as technical advisor for >£1Bn HVDC converter tender process

After a detailed selection process, Xlinks has appointed leading engineering professional services consultancy WSP to provide technical advisory…

XLCC obtains planning approval to build UK’s first HVDC cable factory in North Ayrshire

On 29th June 2022, the North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for XLCC’s HVDC subsea cable manufacturing…

IJGlobal Podcasts | Infra Dig with Simon Morrish

Host of the IJ Global Podcast, Infra Dig, Angus Leslie Melville has a conversation with Xlinks CEO Simon Morrish about the Morocco – UK Power…

Xlinks welcomes new investor Octopus Energy in providing cheap green power to over 7 million homes

Xlinks is pleased to announce a financial and strategic partnership with energy tech pioneer Octopus Energy Group. The Morocco – UK Power Project…

Sky News | Clean energy start-up Xlinks eyes investor backing for revolutionary £16bn project

Sky News' City editor, Mark Kleinman, details the Morocco - UK Power Project and interviews Sir Dave Lewis: Clean energy start-up Xlinks eyes…

ITV | How cables almost 2,500 miles long could bring solar power from Morocco to UK homes

Executive Chair Sir Dave Lewis explains how Morocco's natural resources generate three times more energy than in the UK: How cables almost 2,500…

Springwise | Underwater cable brings renewable energy from Morocco to the UK

Springwise's Keely Khoury outlines Xlinks' plans to help the UK achieve net zero electricity by 2035 in Underwater Cable Brings Renewable Energy From…

BBC | How to plug the UK into desert sunshine

BBC's Technology of Business Reporter, Chris Baraniuk, writes about the Morocco-UK Power Project, five time's greater in size than the world's…

Xlinks Announces Ground-breaking Renewable Energy Project to Deliver Low-Cost, Clean Power to Over 7 Million British Homes

Today, Xlinks, a company that exists to capture the power of nature to produce near constant, low-cost clean energy and connect it to markets where…