Italian energy company Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has started construction on 133MW expansion at the São Gonçalo solar plant in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, Piauí, Brazil.
Sonnedix, a solar independent power producer, has commenced construction on Sonnedix Atacama Solar, a 171MWp solar PV plant, in the Pica district in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Italian company Salini Impregilo Group subsidiary Fisia Italimpianti has secured a $215m (£170m) contract from Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (Aysa) for Lot 2 of the Riachuelo engineering and infrastructure project in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to reduce pollution in the Riachuelo River.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member, has approved $500m (£394.3m) in financing for Pan American Energy (PAE) to support the company in upgrading its refinery in Argentina to produce low-emissions diesel fuel.
Spanish conglomerate group Acciona has started construction on the 64MWp Usya solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Chile.
A consortium of Van Oord and Grupo Huerta Madre has secured a land reclamation contract worth €235m (£208m)in Mexico.
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.