Engie S.A., formerly known as GDF Suez S.A., is a French multinational energy company that operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas and renewables. The company was initially formed by the merger of Gaz de France and Suez in 2008. In 2010, it took over UK utility International Power. In Latin America, it has interests and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru, where it manages a diversified energy portfolio that includes power generation from renewable sources, distribution and sale of gas, and LNG regasifying. Some of the projects where Engie has been involved in the region include the Jirau hydroelectric plant, in Brazil; the Laja run-of-the-river hydro plant, in Chile; and the second phase of the LNG Mejillones regasification facility, also in Chile. In Mexico, Engie is developing the Mayakan natural gas pipeline expansion, in the Yucatán peninsula, aiming to connect the existing pipeline to the Nuevo Pemex processing plant in Tabasco state. Its project portfolio includes the Mexican natural gas pipeline Los Ramones and Uruguayan LNG project GNL del Plata.