TIANJIN, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Two Chinese companies jointly won a bidding project for solar power equipment with the United Nations worth 81 million dollars, said a representative for Peak International Trade (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. in east China municipality of Tianjin on Tuesday.
In three years, Peak and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading producer of silicon solar modules in east China province of Jiangsu, will deliver the solar panels to UN Peacekeeping Forces and its subdivisions, said Yu Hongli, president of Peak International Trade (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
This is the largest ever contract that the United Nations has signed with a Chinese company.
The success of the bidding process represented the strength of Chinese companies and the advantages of its technologies in solar power and energy savings, Yu said.
According to the agreement, the first batch of solar panels will be delivered to the logistics base of the United Nations to show and promote the utilities to all subdivisions.
Annual purchases by the United Nations are worth about 14 billion dollars, while Chinese enterprises receive about only 1 percent of these.
It is a good starting point for Peak and Suntech to win the bidding project, said Wan Jifei, the chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).