All Luiz Inàcio Lula da Silva articles

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    Saipem linked to Petrobras scandal


    Engineering firm’s French and Brazilian subsidiaries face proceedings over irregularities in 2011 contract

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    Norte Energia consortium awarded Belo Monte contract


    The Norte Energia consortium led by state-controlled Companhia Hidro Electrica do Sao Francisco has been awarded the BRL 20 billion (US$ 10.9 billion) concession contract for construction of the Belo Monte dam.

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    Bidding on Belo Monte Dam suspended


    A Brazilian federal court judge has suspended bidding for the construction and operation of the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon.

  • Two Manitowoc Model 18000 cranes lift gantry crane sections at the Atlântico Sul Shipyard in Brazil

    Manitowocs tackle gantries in Brazil


    Two Manitowoc Model 18000 crawler cranes were used to help erect a pair of 1,500 tonne capacity gantry cranes at the Atlântico Sul Shipyard in Ipojuca, Pernambuco State, Brazil

  • With labour cheap many road expansion and maintenance programs are completed “by hand”.

    Well connected


    Colombia is currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth, +6.8% in 2006, and President Alvaro Uribe's decision to implement widespread infrastructure investment, alongside international initiatives, looks like continuing the trend, good news for contractors and equipment manufacturers. Richard High reports.