Our Vision

Xlinks’ vision is to unlock the potential of remote renewable energy generation and enable markets with high energy demand to diversify their energy supply, increase resilience and faster decarbonise their economies to achieve net zero emissions. Through the development of large-scale power infrastructure spanning land and seas, Xlinks aims to transmit reliable but flexible power from resource rich remote locations, where it can be most economically and sustainably generated at scale.

Xlinks intends to achieve these goals by adopting an integrated approach, which sets the sustainable socio-economic development of the regions involved as a priority, ensuring that the benefits from our projects are equitably distributed and positively impact local communities.

Positive Impact

At Xlinks, we believe business should be a force for positive change. Utilising established reliable technologies, with entrepreneurship, ingenuity, passion, and commitment to hard work, we aim to deliver positive impact to:

Global warming

We want to be part of the global effort to stop global warming. Our first project aims to deliver 26 TWh of energy per year, enough to provide low-cost, clean power to the equivalent of over 7 million homes within the decade. If that energy was delivered by burning gas, we would be emitting an additional 10 Mt of CO2 into the atmosphere.

But our impact will not stop there. Our project is first of its kind, which means by demonstrating that it works, we will be able to bring down the cost of building and financing similar projects in the future, providing countries around the world with an additional option to economically reduce their carbon emissions.

The Xlinks Morocco – UK Power Project will provide affordable, renewable, secure energy for the UK that can be delivered quicker than any other project at this scale. Whilst there are shorter-term delivery strategies in place, Xlinks can be the medium to long-term solution not only for the delivery of affordable green energy to consumers, but also a step towards the UK becoming a net exporter of energy.

Combined with other proposed energy projects, Xlinks is part of the solution to achieve British energy independence.

The Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project will be capable of supplying 8 percent of Britain’s electricity needs. And much of that firm, but flexible, energy will be delivered at times when UK offshore wind is not strong enough to harness. This diversification of energy sources will also help increase the amount of offshore wind that Britain’s National Grid network is able to absorb. On the other side, Morocco will be able contribute more, globally, in the fight against climate change whilst providing further value to its natural resources and reinforcing its position in the renewable energy industry.

Furthermore, if constructed today, this project would be the largest renewable energy generating project, globally, and the longest submarine energy cable ever built. It will provide the economies of scale necessary to support our countries, Morocco and the UK, to become global leaders in the manufacturing of clean technologies, by localising several manufacturing units and attracting local and foreign investments in the field of renewable energy. Our conversations with our equipment suppliers make us confident that the project will not only bring new manufacturing jobs spread over both countries, but also opportunities for local industrial capacity expansion and for local universities to develop further knowledge.

The project will require the production of locally manufactured components, creating nearly 10,000 direct jobs in Morocco during construction, of which 2,000 will become permanent. Local and national coordination in Morocco will create further social and economic development opportunities, including collaboration in other areas such as training, education, and industry.

Xlinks will integrate these objectives to ensure real impact.

The local communities in which we operate

Xlinks aims to be an integral player in, and to fully contribute to, the social and economic development in the communities in which we operate.

The technologies and the locations we will use have been chosen to avoid any harm to the environment and the livelihoods of the local communities, but we are also endeavouring to provide positive impact.

Be it in Morocco’s southern villages, the Devon countryside or the coastal communities of Spain, Portugal, and France, we are consulting with the local authorities and communities to maximise the benefits of the Xlinks project and minimise any negative environmental impact.