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.
Grupo Graña y Montero’s Chilean subsidiary Vial y Vives-DSD has secured a contract from Celulosa Arauco y Constitución for electrochemical civil assembly as part of modernisation and expansion of the Arauco plant (MAPA).
Spanish company Abengoa has been selected by Arauco, producers of cellulose and wood derivatives in Chile, to construct two substations and a transmission line in the country.
Siemens has secured a contract for an integrated LNG-to-Power project at the Port of Açu in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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.
Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP), through its Brazilian subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun construction on the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farmin Brazil.
Acciona Energía, a subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy company Acciona, has begun construction on the Almeyda solar plant, the second with photovoltaic (PV) technology in the Atacama region, Chile.
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.
American EPCI company McDermott International has won a contract from Petrobras for a natural gas pipeline project at the Santos basin pre-salt field programme.
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.
A consortium formed by Spanish companies Abengoa and Acciona has signed a contract to complete the construction of the Cerro Dominador solar thermal plant in Chile.
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.
Chilean company Trends Industrial and UAE-based Almar Water Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a $500m solar-powered desalination plant for the Atacama region in Chile.
Italian company Astaldi Group has secured two new construction contracts in Chile and Mexico. Astaldi will have a total share of €193m in the two contracts.