Acciona Energia has begun construction on the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex, which is being developed in a joint venture with Tuto Energy in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Italian company Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), has begun construction on the 93MW Salitrillos wind farm in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Spanish company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reached financial close for the 342MW dc Potosi Solar Farm in Mexico.
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), a subsidiary of Italian energy business Enel, has broken ground on its first wind farm in Peru.
Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), the Mexican subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has secured a contract to build and operate the new liquid fuels terminal on the Mexican Gulf Coast.
Eiffage, via its subsidiaries Eiffage Concessions and Eiffage Energia, is set to construct the Huatacondo photovoltaic power plant in Chile’s Atacama desert.
Samsung C&T’s Trading and Investment Group and Korean Southern Power (KOSPO) have completed construction on the $600m Kelar gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Mejillones, Chile.
French waste management firm Veolia has bagged a contract in Mexico City to design, build and operate the first waste-to-energy facility in Latin America.
Italian turnkey contractor Saipem has secured a new EPCI contract for the SURF package of the planned Liza project, which is operated by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, an affiliate of ExxonMobil.
Brazilian renewable energy firm Rio Energy has received R$848M ($270M) in financing to build eight wind farms in the Serra da Babilonia Complex in Bahia state.
Mainstream Renewable Power has received planning approval from Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service for its 245MW solar PV facility in Escondido, Chile.
Spanish energy group Elecnor has been awarded a $117.2M contract by Santiago Solar to build a solar PV plant in Chile.
A joint venture led by OHL has won a contract from copper producer Codelco for the expansion of the Talabre dam in Chile.
KfW IPEX-Bank, along with eight local and international banks and a US insurance firm, has provided funding for a grid interconnection project in Chile.
Wärtsilä, a Finland-based specialist in flexible power plants, has signed a contract worth €75M to supply a 101MW plant to Pampa Energía in Argentina.
General Electric (GE) has won a turnkey contract worth over $900M from Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE) for a combined-cycle power plant in Brazil.
Enel renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction on the Morro do Chapéu Sul wind farm cluster in Bahia, Brazil.
Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction of the Horizonte solar plant in Brazil.
A consortium formed by Morelco, a subsidiary of Peruvian construction firm Graña y Montero, has won a $149M contract to deliver the Regional Transmission System located in the Colombian Atlantic Coast.The contract has been awarded by the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) — an entity of the Ministry of Mines and Energy responsible for the design, supplies procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the electrical reinforcement of Guajira Province.
KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) have agreed to provide a $160M loan for the construction of the Peralta wind farm in Uruguay.The wind farm — located in the municipality of Cuchilla de Peralta in the department of Tacuarembó in central Uruguay — is being built by German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon and will have a total installed capacity of 117.5MW.Peralta will feature 50 Enercon E-92 wind turbines including a hub height of 108m, a rotor diameter of 92m and an output of 2,350kW per turbine. It will produce enough energy to supply around 150,000 Uruguayan households.The power produced in the facility will be sold to the national energy supplier Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), which signed a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. KfW IPEX-Bank management board member Markus Scheer said: “German and European wind technology is in demand internationally. This is a great opportunity — both for manufacturers and the environment. As a bank, we do our part in helping ideas and projects take concrete shape.”