Eight companies presented their technical offers for the electricity linkage with Saudi Arabia. According to sources in the Ministry of Electricity, the technical offers will be assessed in cooperation with TransGrid Solutions (TGS), the project’s consultant. The qualified companies will be requested to present their financial offers in July 2017, reported Daily News Egypt.

The firms bidding include Saudi Arabia’s NCC, India’s Kalpataru Power Transmission, China’s State Grid Corporation, India’s KEC International Limited, Energy China, and Korea’s Hyundai.

The winning company will be required to establish a 450km air-transmitter line from Badr City’s transformer station to Nabq station, as well as an 850km long aerial transmission line between Nabq station through the Tabuk transformers to the East Madina station.

The switch stations in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be linked by land cables, in addition to a submarine cable of 500KV, which is to cross the Gulf of Aqaba at a length of 16km.