Sacyr-led Grupo Vía Central consortium (GVC) has won a €735m (£648m) contract from the Uruguayan Ministry of Transport and Public Works for the Uruguay Central Railway project.
Desarrollo Vial al Mar (Devimar), the concession holder for the 176km Autopista al Mar 1 highway project in Colombia, has secured $713m financing for the public-private partnership (PPP) toll road project.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $150m loan to Guatemala for implementing an improvement and rehabilitation programme of roads connecting productive areas and departmental capitals to the main networks.
Consortium Panamá Cuarto Puente, comprising China Communications Construction and China Harbor Engineering, has secured an order to commence work on the design and construction of a $1.5bn fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.
Spanish company Ferrovial, through subsidiary Cintra, has achieved financial closure on the Ruta del Cacao toll road concession in Colombia.
A design and build team comprising FCC Construction, Salini Impregilo and Aecom has been selected by Lima Airport Partners (LAP) to implement a major expansion project at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM), Peru’s aviation hub.
Spanish construction company Sacyr has signed contracts for a total amount of nearly $110m (€100m) for its Rumichaca-Pasto and Montes de María fourth-generation (4G) highways in Colombia, South America.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) have signed financing agreements with Empresa Metro de Bogotá to part fund the construction of the capital’s first metro line.
Spanish company Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure and Brazilian construction company Ferrera Guedes have won a contract from the State of Ceará’s Secretary for Infrastructure for the construction of Phase 1 of the Eastern Line of Fortaleza Metro in Brazil.
Ferrovial Agroman has won a €273m contract to build the Rutas del Loa road project in Atacama region in Chile.
Vinci Highways, a Vinci Concessions subsidiary, has opened section 2 of Lima’s main expressway in Peru. The company is the concession holder of the expressway until 2049.
Brazilian companies Odebrecht Engineering & Construction and Petrocity Portos have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to undertake engineering studies for the construction of Centro Portuário São Mateus (CPSM) port terminal in São Mateus city.
An equal stake joint venture of Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Belgium-based DEME has won a contract worth €110m for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel.
Dubai-based business enabler DP World Group has started construction on the green field multi-purpose port in Posorja, Ecuador.
Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has announced the start of $450m tunnel work in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide $136m to finance the construction of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Managua, Nicaragua.
Abertis, through its Brazilian subsidiary Arteris, has secured the concession for the management of the Rodovias dos Calçados (Itaparonga-Franca) for a 30-year period until 2047.
French engineering and consulting group Systra has been appointed to design the first metro line in Bogotá, Colombia.
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) along with its joint venture partner Van Oord has won a €110M dredging contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the port of Santos [pictured] in Brazil.
Construction has started on the new International Airport of Palmerola in Honduras.