ICA Fluor part of deal to build Veracruz complex

Nasdaq - ICA Fluor, the industrial construction joint venture of Empresas ICA and Fluor Corp., is part of the venture awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to build new petrochemical complex Etileno XXI in Veracruz.

State-of-art prison inaugurated in Hermosillo

EFE - The government has inaugurated a federal prison featuring state-of-the-art technology in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, the first penitentiary built with the participation of the private sector.

Incoming government to create water ministry

Water World - Mexico's incoming PRI-party government plans to create a water ministry, independent from the environment ministry Semarnat, according to a constitutional reform proposal presented by PRI lawmaker Alfonso Inzunza.

Activists dispute theory of Mexico lawmaker murder

 AP — Water-rights activists questioned the theory of Mexican state prosecutors that the killing of a state legislator-elect this month was orchestrated by his designated substitute. They say the slain man opposed a controversial Sonora water project.

Mexico's 700MHz plan raises harmonization hopes

Rethinking Wireless - Mexico has agreed to open up its 700MHz digital dividend spectrum for mobile services, using the band plan being standardized across most of the Asia-Pacific region. This raises hopes that near-global harmonization can be achieved.

Fire at Mexico Pemex gas facility kills 10

Reuters - Ten people were killed and at least 10 others injured when a Pemex gas facility burst into flames in northern Mexico on Tuesday, disrupting gas supplies in the area. The blaze was one of the worst accidents Pemex has suffered in the last few years.

ICA exec sees infrastructure spending rising 56%

Bloomberg - Annual infrastructure spending in Mexico could climb as much as 56 percent to $70 billion in the coming years as the country plows more money into roads, ports, water projects, and oil and gas, said ICA chief executive Alonso Quintana.

ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant

4-traders - Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a group of Mexican companies to design, build, operate and maintain the first stage of the El Caracol Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Mitsubishi to build 50 MW power plant for CFE

JCN Newswire - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., jointly with Mitsubishi Corp., has received a full turnkey order from Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a 50 MW geothermal power generation plant at its Los Azufres III power station.

Petrofac wins contract for offshore oil area

ShareCast - Oil and gas services firm Petrofac said it had won a contract to develop the Arenque contract area, offshore Mexico. The Arenque field is currently producing around 5,000 barrels per day.

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