Cegelec's offer of DZD2.22 billion (€22 million) plus DZD7.257/kWh (€0.0718) beat higher bids from Spain's Comsa Emte, a Chinese consortium of CECIC and CGC, and Vergnet of France.
The Adrar project has had a checkered history. Originally slated for Tindouf, near the Moroccan border, it was moved because of the army's concerns over potential interference with its radars.
The first tender call, in 2007, solicited just one bid. The second saw Vergnet selected last January with a price of DZD3.05 billion (€24 million at the time) plus DZD9.62/kWh (€0.094).
However, the authorities then decided the price was "excessive" and relaunched the tender in March. Cegelec now has two years in which to complete the facility.