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.
US-based Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to establish a non-gaming Caesars Palace resort on the coast of Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico.
Acciona Energia will build two photovoltaic plants and two wind farms in Chile, with a total capacity of 400MW and an investment of $600m, over three years.
A special purpose entity (SPE) led by Shandong KERUI Petroleum Equipment has signed an agreement with Brazilian Petroleum Corporation (Petrobras) to establish a $600m natural gas processing unit (UPGN) in Itaborai, Rio.
US-based Caddell Construction has broken ground on a $943.1m US Embassy building in the New Polanco district of Mexico City, Mexico.
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.
Sacyr, a construction and infrastructure company in Spain, has been awarded three new projects for the construction, rehabilitation and updating of different urban areas in Bogota.
In Brazil, construction activity declined 5.3% y-o-y over the first quarter of 2017 (the latest data available at the time of writing), as measured by real gross value added. As with elsewhere in the Latin America region, ongoing economic and political weakness has exacerbated the deteriorating business environment, weak investor confidence and reduced construction activity.
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.
Food and beverage company Nestlé and Cuban food enterprise Corporación Alimentaria (Coralsa) have begun construction of a food production plant in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) in Cuba.
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), a subsidiary of Italian energy business Enel, has broken ground on its first wind farm in Peru.
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.
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.
McDermott International has secured an EPIC contract from BP Trinidad & Tobago for the Angelin gas field, located 25 miles off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
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.