A consortium of China-based firms including Yingli Energy Co. Ltd., Sinohydro Corp. Ltd. and Hydrochina Corp. have secured a contract to build 233 MW of photovoltaic projects in Algeria.
The projects will be developed by Shariket el Kahraba wa el Taket el Moutadiadida (SKTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonelgaz, the country's electricity and natural gas utility .The consortium will take responsibility for the design and construction of the projects. Construction will begin in January and is expected to be completed within eight months.
In October, Yingli China says it formed the three-party consortium to participate in the bidding of SKTM's Algerian PV projects, which consist of four separate installations, totaling 318 MW. The consortium received the winning bid notice this month for 233 MW in total.