Yingli Green has won the contract for 233MW of PV projects in Algeria as part of a unique partnership with two hydro and wind power firms.
The company is part of a consortium along with Chinese renewable energy project firms Sinohydro and Hydrochina.
Shariket el Kahraba wa el Taket el Moutadiadida (SKTM), a subsidiary of Algeria’s state gas and electricity distribution company Sonelgaz, will develop the projects, but the consortium will ultimately take responsibility for the design and construction of the plants.
The consortium formed in October to bid for four separate installations totalling 318MW.
“Given its competitive strength and reliable solution among other competitors, the consortium won the largest portion of our whole programme,” said Chahar Boulakhras, chairman, SKTM.
“Those projects will help us to relieve the pressure of power supply in Algeria to some extent after being put into operation,” added Boulakhras.
Construction will begin in January 2014 and is expected to last eight months.
“The cooperation with Sinohydro and Hydrochina marks a new approach to PV project development in China, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this initiative,” said Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO, Yingli Green Energy.
“We look forward to working together with even more partners to discover new business development methods,” he added.
Algeria hopes to install 22GW of renewables by 2030.