Chile’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has opened up the tender for the concession of the El Tepual Airport in Puerto Montt.
JinkoSolar is looking to land US$28.75m in debt via IDB Invest backing the 80MW Cordillera Solar I project in the province of San Juan.
The Government of Argentina is hoping to attract some US$26.5bn in infrastructure investment through to 2022 in the form of public-private partnerships.
Two groups are in the running to win the mandate to finance, modernise, and develop a multi-purpose port as a public-private partnership in Salaverry.
Albanesi Group is looking to structure a roughly US$260m debt financing backing the conversion of three gas-fired projects to have combined-cycle capabilities. The upgrades to the projects would require an overall US$320m.
Renewables have once again dominated Chile’s latest power auction, with Enel Generacion Chile landing 54% of the 2.2TWh on offer. All up around 600MW will be added to the grid.
Sacyr subsidiary Valles del Biobio is seeking US$140m in compensation from the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) due to cost overruns on the Concepción-Cabrero public-private partnership highway.
Brazil’s government has announced plans to resume about 7,000 projects with a calculated investment of R$131bn (US$40bn) through to the end of 2018.
Japan’s Mitsui and Spain’s ACS subsidiary Técnicas de Desalinazación de Aguas (Tedagua), via a 50-50 joint venture called Caitan, have entered into an agreement to operate desalination and conveyance services at BHP’s Minera Spence mine.
Brazil’s state-run power utility Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras will assume billions of Reais in debt owed by its distribution companies before its privatisation, according to an official.
The government of Brazil will include a mechanism that insulates against foreign exchange risk for companies interested in participating in the country’s highway sector.
The Government of Ecuador is looking to establish a roadmap to electricity interconnection with Chile through Peru by the end of November.
Brazilian mining group Ferbasa has agreed to purchase 81MW of operating wind assets from Santander Investimentos.
Peru’s private investment promotion agency ProInversion has awarded Colombian company Interconexion Electrica (ISA) the mandate to construct two transmission links in the country’s mining region that will require US$272m.
Chilean mining company Antofagasta is renegotiating its long-term energy contracts in a shift toward renewables as prices for wind and solar plummet in the world’s top copper producer, the company’s chief executive Ivan Arriagada told Reuters.