Shariket el Kahraba wa el Taket el Moutadiadida (SKTM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonelgaz (National Society for Electricity and Gas), will develop the projects.

Yingli China formed the three-party consortium, in October 2013, to participate in the bidding of SKTM’s Algerian PV projects, which consist of four separate installations totaling 318MW.

The consortium, which received a winning bid notice this month for a total of 233MW, will be responsible for the design and construction of the installations.

Project construction, which will begin in January 2014, is expected to be complete within eight months.

Yingli Green Energy chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao said the cooperation with Sinohydro and Hydrochina marks a new approach to PV project development in China.

"We look forward to working together with even more partners to discover new business development methods," Miao added.