Infra Dig – Simon Morrish on Xlinks
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The latest Infra Dig podcast seen the focus turn on Xlinks – a fascinating renewable energy development in Morocco that will transmit electricity through an HVDC link to the UK.
Simon Morrish, founder and chief executive of Xlinks, talks to IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville about his company’s plans for a truly ambitious project that reaches a landmark stage this month.
He runs the through Xlink’s strategy for solar plants and wind farms in southern Morocco (with associated battery energy storage systems) before discussing XLCC – the company that will be creating the 15,200km of HVDC cable in the UK.
And then there is the cable-laying ship which will be fuelled by hydrogen to maintain green credentials throughout and will be the biggest such vessel in the world.
Then discussion moves on to plans to project finance the £18 billion transaction… and so much more.