Shipments of Weyerhaeuser’s Lumin plywood to Europe will double in 2011 following a large investment at the company’s mill in Uruguay.
Oilfield equipment specialist Titan Torque Services has secured a six-figure contract to provide support services for exploration work off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. The company signed a one-year deal with well management company AGR Petroleum Services to provide torquing facilities in support drilling rig “Ocean Guardian” operations.
Falkland Islands Desire Petroleum announced Tuesday it has sufficient funds to complete the programmed round of six well drillings, additional 3D seismic surveying and demobilization costs at the end of the campaign.
Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim announced plans to invest 8.3 billion US dollars this year in 19 countries where his companies have interests and underlined that given the international scenario, it is the right moment to invest in Latin America: “whoever doesn’t will be left behind”.
Building will now begin on what will be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam after Ibama, Brazil's environment agency, gave the go-ahead for the controversial $17 billion (£10.6 billion) project.
Chinese city planners have announced a plan to merge cities surrounding the Pearl River Delta to create the world’s largest metropolis with 42 million people
Representatives from Rockhopper Exploration are visiting the Falkland Islands this week. The company took over the rig Ocean Guardian from Desire on completion of their well, and Rockhopper’s well 14/10-3 (Sea Lion North) was spudded on January 13.
Brazil’s recently sworn in government, is concerned about increasing foreign interests in its mining assets and is looking in to the possibility of restricting foreign purchases of mines, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.
Argentine daily newspaper El Cronista on Monday reported that YPF will begin oil exploration in the Malvinas basin in February. The newspaper reports that exploration will begin 289 kilometres off the coast of Tierra del Fuego and cost U$ 150 million.
British Airways and Iberia have registered their merger, forming a holding company International Airlines Group SA.