Güiria.- On Wednesday, following guidelines of President Nicolás Maduro, People’s Minister of Petroleum and President of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, inspected operations in the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Industrial Complex (CIGMA) in the city of Güiria, Sucre state, and the offshore 4F Central Production Platform in the Gulf of Paria.
He was accompanied by Vice President of Gas of PDVSA, Nemrod Contreras; Offshore Executive Director, Juan Santana and PDVSA workers from eastern Venezuela.
The visit aimed at verifying the progress made in the construction of the Domestic Market Gas Conditioning Plant (PAGMI), and the Juan Manuel Valdez Thermoelectrical Power Plant, located in CIGMA.
Quevedo inspected the progress of the TG1 and TG2 turbo generators, the HIS (Highly Integrated Switchgear) Substation and the Electrical and Control facilities.
The Juan Manuel Valdez Thermoelectrical Power Plant is being built by the subsidiary PDVSA Gas and has a 97% progress. It will have a generation capacity of 350 megawatts (MW), and will supply power to the National Electrical Grid through the double 230 kV three-phase line PTJMV-S/E Sucre.
This will improve electrical distribution capacity in Sucre, Monagas, Anzoátegui and Nueva Esparta states. It will also provide energy to CIGMA, and to PDVSA projects that are being implemented in the Eastern Caribbean Delta Hub.
PDVSA, through the Offshore Office’s Accelerated Production Scheme, is planning to add to the market the first 300 million cubic feet of gas from Dragon field.
The PAGMI project with a progress of 91.47% includes the design, construction and installation of gas inlet facilities, portable dehydration units and related services required for gas conditioning.
They also inspected 4F platform’s processes to learn in detail about the crude oil production operations of Petrosucre joint venture (PDVSA 74% and ENI 26%).
Quevedo was able to see the hard work of the men and women responsible for core operations at this facility which has produced 23° API crude oil while meeting the highest international standards.
The 4F Central Production Platform, built entirely in Venezuela and operated by Venezuelan professionals, with a keen sense of belonging and patriotic commitment, has a production capacity of 70,000 barrels per day and it is an icon of the Full Oil Sovereignty policy, and undisputed achievement of the Bolivarian Revolution.