Uruguay Olive Farm With Over 5,000 Trees Producing Award-Winning Oils

This is a unique turnkey opportunity to own a Uruguay olive farm with two homes and complete farm facilities near the town of Minas in the Department of Lavalleja. The 44-hectare (108-acre) farm is located in one of Uruguay’s best regions for olive production given the native soil quality, the rolling terrain of the Lavalleja sierras and outstanding water resources. In fact, …

Uruguay Ready To Open Bid Process For Rocha Deep Water Port Project

[soliloquy id=”20390″] Uruguay president Jose Mujica only has seven months remaining in office, and there’s one major logistics priority his administration intends to launch before his March 2015 departure: The Deep Water Port in Rocha. The new Puerto de Aguas Profundas will be the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history, and the executive branch is preparing to open the bid process …

Uruguay Wineries Betting Tannat, Quality Will Open Export Markets

[soliloquy id=”20297″] Uruguay wine exports have surged over 500% since 2011, but many producers believe a new focus is needed to raise awareness and win more converts abroad. Uruguay Wines Look For Quality To Open The World’s Door is the headline of Mayte de Leon’s well-researched analysis in El Observador which documents how many Uruguay bodegas are producing more premium …

US$100 Million Investment For Uruguay’s First Big Solar Farm

[soliloquy id=”20234″] Uruguay’s first large-scale solar farm was just announced yesterday providing more evidence of the country’s ambitious plans for diversification of the energy matrix and the rapid incorporation of renewable energies like solar, wind and biomass. The national power company, UTE, signed a agreement to purchase energy for 30 years from the solar farm being built in Salto by Madrid-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). The Uruguay …

US$2 Billion Montes del Plata Pulp Mill Begins Production In Uruguay

[soliloquy id=”20197″] Another important chapter in Uruguay’s rapid timber evolution began yesterday when the Montes del Plata pulp mill commenced production in Colonia. The state-of-the-art cellulose plant is the largest industrial project in Uruguay’s history and required an investment of six years and over US$2 billion. Montes del Plata is a joint venture between Chilean forestry company, Arauco, and Finnish …