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In Barinas State
The construction of the Batalla de Santa Inés refinery advances

Barinas.- The vice president for Refining, Trade and Supply from PDVSA Socialista, Asdrubal Chavez, along with the governor of Barinas state, Adan Chavez, made inspections in the areas of access and temporary offices in the future refinery Batalla de Santa Inés, located at 25 kilometers from the city of Barinas.

The facilities were built in the grounds of the former farm El Cambio, by the old road that leads to the towns of San Silvestre and Torunos, and are mainly modular trailers of domestic manufacture, equipped with all technical and operational facilities as temporary offices for the staff in the industry that will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the construction work on the new refining plant in all phases of the project.

Before the official ceremony, the local leader and Socialist representatives of PDVSA, toured the area where currently the land is being moved for the construction of about 2.6 kilometers of road and four terraces for buildings, at sector 2 in the Industrial Complex Santa Inés (Cominsi), a work executed by the Corporation Barinas Infrastructure (Corsobain). The site where a tractor factory is being built was also visited, this one being built in agreement with the Republic of Belarus, within the same complex.

Asdrubal Chavez said that it is projected the installation of production companies in metallurgy, and related agribusiness to exploit the resources of the area in a sustainable manner, in accordance with the Territorial Reorganization Plan, the Plan Oil Sowing and several international agreements signed with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

"La Batalla de Santa Inés refinery is a major work that will generate the development of the plains regions; the goal is to complete the first phase by 2012, refining approximately 60 thousand barrels of oil daily.  It will also generate about 2500 direct jobs, “said Asdrubal Chavez.

The Plains refining complex will have a processing capacity of 100 thousand oil barrels per day in its final construction phase, and it will supply safe and reliable energy demand in the states of Apure, Barinas, Merida, Portuguesa and Tachira, currently estimated at MBD 74.41 fuel.

Also, Francisco Jimenez, general manager of PDVSA South Central Division, said the refinery will generate 70 megawatts of electrical energy, over the current consumption in Barinas state at this time, which guarantees growth and development " These megawatts will be added to the additional 250 power generated by the plant Termobarrancas.

Training School
During the event, Governor Adan Chavez swore 164 young Socialist PDVSA for training in the various trades required to operate the new plant, through the Training Program for plants Operators and Maintainers (Chapter PFOM Barinas).  These young people were selected from communities in the operational areas of the plant, as Torunos, Santa Lucia, Santa Ines, San Silvestre, San Rafael de Canaguá, Quebrada Seca, Obispos, La Luz, La Caramuca, El Real, El Corozo and Barinas.

Barinas Participants from this program, successfully developed in El Palito, Puerto La Cruz and Caripito, began their training this week with a series of introductory talks on the Oil Sowing Plan from PDVSA, Refining Processes, Refining National Circuit, Industrial Safety, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, among other subjects that explain the importance of the RBSI project as a central part of endogenous development of the socialist plains region.

The governor Chavez encouraged the 164 young people to maintain enthusiasm and commitment to the new revolutionary history of the country during the period of their training.

In this way, PDVSA Socialista drives in Barinas energy and technological sovereignty for the country, in line with the strategic objectives of the Simon Bolivar National Plan, which seeks to achieve the integral development of the nation.