The news that Altos Hornos de México, the Mexican steelmaker headed as main shareholders by Alonso Ancira and Adolfo Autrey Maza -the latter with Tampico roots- CREATED EXPECTATIONS in the metropolitan area- could ignore the agreement for the sale or merger with the Villacero Group, presided over by Julio Villarreal, since this action opens the possibilities for it to be acquired or merged with the Posco company that Soong Joo Lee directs in Mexico, which in turn operates a large industrial plant in Altamira and which could register a strong expansion.
Another interested bidder is known to be the Italian-Argentine group Techint, which is led by Paolo Rocca, operates the Ternium plant in Nuevo León and is a frequent user of the ports of Tampico and Altamira.
There is a LOT of interest from the port and logistics community of the area to know the award that will be announced this day by the Regulatory Authority of Rail Transportation of the United States that could approve, condition or reject the purchase by Canadian National Railways of the American Kansas City Southern, whose Mexican subsidiary is directed by Óscar del Cueto, which links Tampico with San Luis Potosí and from there to Mexico City, Bajío and Nuevo Laredo.
THE CENTER for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (Cinotam) led by Jesús Lavín Verástegui, from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, announces tomorrow the conference of its Support Program for Tamaulipas companies with the theme “Consumer Resilience towards Sustainable Products” by the teacher Jessica Müller Pérez whose virtual access can be obtained from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
By the way, the rumor is strong that the rector of the highest Tamaulipas house of studies, José Manuel Suárez Fernández, has decided not to seek re-election after completing a four-year cycle.
In university circles and various social networks it is rumored that a possible successor could be the current treasurer, Guillermo Mendoza, although several academics are also mentioned.
THIS WEDNESDAY, an attractive photographic exhibition commemorating the Centennial of Commercial Aviation in Mexico is inaugurated at the Tampiqueño Casino chaired by Carlos Azcárraga and which began with the flight that covered the Tampico-CdMx route, which is why our city is considered the cradle of this type of air transportation.
ANNOUNCED in the United States is the installation of a huge wind power generation park that will be located in the sea in the Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles from the famous residential and tourist resort of Martha’s Vineyard with towers of more than 110 meters tall and will be known as Vineyard Wind.
The main investor is the Spanish group Iberdrola led by José Ignacio Sánchez Galán through its subsidiary Avangrid and which will generate 800 megawatts of electricity that will supply clean energy to more than 400 thousand homes and companies in the state of Massachusetts.
Iberdrola operates several gasoelectric plants in Altamira, Reynosa and Tamazunchale and it is considered that this project will favor several companies located in Altamira and Matamoros with an important economic benefit during the next 18 to 24 months.
THE growth of new tourist and residential developments of the Velas Group continues, presided over by the Tampico businessman Eduardo Vela Ruiz, on Miramar beach with the construction and pre-sale of his new Tower “Marbella” with 16 floors of elevation in his integral concept of Velamar located in Altamira.
With apartments ranging from 5 to 11 million pesos, they serve a local and regional market that is looking for, whether it be a summer or weekend house, or permanent residence for managers of the industrial corridor or young couples with children who They are looking for open and natural spaces, or for investors who rent them due to the sustained demand for residential housing in the area.
WHILE in Tampico the aquarium continues to be an expected project that, it is stated, will be located behind the Metropolitan Cultural Space or Metro, in Mazatlan they have already begun to build what, they say, will be the largest aquarium in Latin America that will consist of eight large exhibition pools capable of housing more than 2,000 marine species.
It will be built on an area of 17 thousand square meters and financed in part by the Federal Government with 415 million pesos, the
Fonadin will contribute 192 million and the private initiative will participate with 916 million pesos, that is, almost 60% of the investment that will amount to 1,500 million pesos and will include the Oceanic Research Center of the Sea of Cortez. _