National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will disclose the winner of the bid to build a 10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation plant in Dunhuang of Gansu province, Northwest China on March 20, 2009. The project covers one million square meters. The proposed project involves around CNY500 million of investment. It will generate on average 16.37 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

According to NDRC, the bid winners are required to finish the construction of the solar power plant within 18 months. They will be franchised to operate the project for 25 years.

Bidders from china include China Power Investment Corporation, China Huaneng Group, China Guodian Corporation, China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

By now, 38 enterprises have joined the bidding for the construction job including one from Denmark, one from Germany and 36 domestic ones, said Zhao Pingqian, an official with NDRC.

Zhao said, Bidders paid a visit to the building site in mid January and a briefing is expected to be held in February.