Yingli Green Energy has signed a contract with Spanish EPC company Maessa Telecomunicaciones Ingenieria (Maetel) to supply 33MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for a solar power plant in Curbans, France.

The modules are expected to be delivered from October 2010 through the end of April 2011. The power plant, which will be owned by GDF Suez, is expected to produce 43.5 million kWh of renewable energy each year. Compared with a fuel oil power plant, it will create a reduction of close to 120,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy, said: “We are pleased to announce this exciting cooperation with Maetel. This contract provides more positive visibility into the demand momentum in the emerging European solar markets.

“Moreover, we are glad to see that our customers in existing markets are actively exploring market opportunities beyond their domestic scope, which will help us further diversify our market exposure.”

Maetel belongs to the industrial group Semi Maessa, which is incorporated within the industrial division of ACS.