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.
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.
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.
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.