Sentido Comun - Acciona Industrial Engineering, along with Electromechanical Services & Solutions, won a contract for $103.9 million gas turbine power plant in Baja California as part of the Presidente Juarez complex at Rosario Beach.
The Financial - According to eMarketer estimates, social networking in Mexico will increase by 17.9 percent in 2012, making it the fifth-fastest-growing market worldwide. Much of this expansion will come from Facebook.
Associated Press — Mexico City’s government is offering a free app for BlackBerrys that will alert users when a major earthquake is approaching the capital. The app began working Tuesday. An alarm system will be installed at some point.
EFE - A natural gas pipeline owned by Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, caught fire when fuel was being stolen from a stretch near the western city of Tlajomulco, officials said.
PRNewswire - Tri-Tech Holding Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Tri-Tech Infrastructure, was awarded a contract to provide equipment for a Mexican steel plant in Monterrey. The contract is valued at $3.63 million.
DredgingToday.com - Environmental harm caused by the construction of the second phase of the Specialized Container Terminal at the port of Manzanillo will be reduced by dredging of the canals and creating islands in the lagoon of the Valley of the Herons.
Reuters - Dozens of families cleared rubble from their destroyed homes in southwestern Mexico on Wednesday following a major 7.4-magnitude earthquake that caused landslides, knocked down school walls and cracked a church tower.
The Economic Times - President Felipe Calderon said Mexico has begun inviting bids for the Northwest Gas Pipeline, a $3.5 billion conduit that will stretch for more than 2,000 km from the border with the US to the western city of Mazatlan.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Contracts have been signed with Boeing Satellite Systems International and Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, for the construction, launch and insertion into orbit of the $350 million Satmex 7 satellite.
Sentido Comun - The Ministry of Economy and the government of Baja California Tijuana opened the BIT Center, one of 33 high-tech centers to help small and medium enterprises engaged in the design and development of information technology.