Egypt will begin testing operations on the interconnection line linking it to Sudan in November, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Energy. At this time the concrete bases for the electric towers have been laid.
According to the Ministry the company in charge of the project, Larson and Turbo, will start construction on the transmission lines on the Egyptian side of the border soon.
Under the terms of the bilateral agreement Egypt and Sudan will fund the cost of the transmission lines on their respective sides of the border. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Energy the cost for its side is roughly $25 million.
The transmission lines will extend from Toshka 2 processing stations in Egypt to Arqin transformers in Sudan. They will have, at first, a voltage of 200 kV which will be increased to 500 kV. These lines will carry up to 300 MW of electricity.