French energy company GDF Suez has won two long-term energy-supply contracts worth $600 million for Peruvian powerplants. The company, through its subsidiary Enersur SA, will construct the 112-MW Quitarasca I hydroelectric plant in the northern highlands and upgrade the existing ChilcaUno thermal powerplant from 270 MW to 800 MW. The contracts, signed on April 14, run from 2013 until 2025.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan