Egypt will start the pilot operations of its 300 MW electricity connection with Sudan in November 2018, Daily News Egypt reported.

The country has already established the concrete bases of the connection’s electricity towers, sources at the Ministry of Electricity stated, adding that Larson & Turbo will begin building the connection line in the Egyptian territories at the cost of EGP 450 million.

Meanwhile, Sudan will pay the costs required for establishing the connection lines that will be on the Sudanese territory.

Electricity officials are currently working on a detailed report to be submitted to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

The connection will be discussed during the next presidential summit, which is planned to be hosted in Khartoum in October 2018.

The electricity connector’s line is set to start in phase 1 of the Toshka 2 transformer station to Sudan’s Arqin transformers’ substation with a 220 kV voltage, before increasing to 500 kV in phase 2, the officials pointed out.