President Jair Bolsonaro’s impact on the project finance market in Brazil is starting to emerge. The list of projects to open up to the private sector is growing. By Nic Stone.
Spain’s Grupo Aldesa has won the 20-year concession for a 184km roadway in the departments of Rocha, Florida, and Lavalleja to the north and east of the capital Montevideo. The value of the mandate is US$369.4m, according to a company statement.
Economic regulator CADE has approved Omega Geração’s purchase of the 303MW Assurua wind project as well as the company’s right of first offer for 2GW of wind and solar projects in Bahia.
The province of Santa Fe has released plans for a Ps850m (US$23m) waste-water treatment system for the city of Rosario.
Atlas Renewable Energy was able to close a R$130m (US$35.5m) loan with a 20-year tenor backing the 67.1MW São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa.
Engie Energía Chile has outlined a US$1bn investment plan to build 1GW of renewable energy projects across the country through to 2023.
Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Works & Communications (MOPC) has outlined US$3.5bn of infrastructure projects to be developed in the coming five years, including US$1.5bn of public-private partnerships and turnkey contracts through to 2021.
Spain’s Grenergy has completed the transfer of 11 solar projects in Chile to InterEnergy for US$66.5m. The projects total 51MW in the regions of Coquimbo, Metropolitana, O’Higgins, and Valparaíso and have been fully developed and built by Grenergy.
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines & Energy (MME) is looking to launch a power generation auction for the state of Roraima that will offer 15-year contracts for renewable and conventional energy power projects.
Two communities in Los Rios have rejected on environmental grounds plans by Colbun to develop a 170MW hydro project.
The Ministry of Transport & Public Works (MTOP) has provisionally awarded the mandate for the Circuit 5 highway public-private partnership to the Aldesa Contrucciones, Coalvi Renovables and Ramón C Alvarez consortium.
Chile’s Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE) has approved the purchase of concessionaire Terminal Puerto de Arica (TPA) by Neltume and Inversiones & Construcciones Belfi.
Mainstream Renewable Power has signed its third conditional contract with German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion to supply turbines for its 84MW Alena wind farm, the Irish company said in a statement.
Canadian Solar has closed a R$295m (US$80.9m) financing through Banco do Nordeste backing its 114MW Salgueiro solar project in Pernambuco.
IPP Sonnedix has acquired two solar portfolios with a total capacity of 32MW across Chile.
Financing contracts backing six regional telecoms projects are expected to be signed with Fondo de Inversion en Telecomunicaciones (Fitel) in the first quarter of this year, the group said in a statement.
Acciona Energía Chile has landed a US$27m VAT facility through Banco Santander backing the 183MW San Gabriel wind farm in Araucanía.
Italy’s Enel, through local subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações, has kicked off construction of the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in the north-eastern state of Piauí.
Madrid-based solar developer Powertis is looking to add 1GW of solar photovoltaic projects in Brazil, with construction expected to kick off in the first quarter of 2020.