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Summary Information

  • Ownership: PDVSA
  • Website:
  • Location: Valdez Municipality of Sucre state, Venezuela
  • Capacity: 9.2 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • The LNG plant is part of the palnned Industrial Complex Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho will house liquefaction, industrialization and petrochemical plants, and will facilitate the processing of crudes from the Orinoco Oil Belt.
  • The LNG facility will consist of two trains of 4.7 million tons each, with a possible third train added later

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 2 * 160,000 m3 tanks
  • Constructor:
  • Licensor: Air Products

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project is likely to be delayed
  • Commissioning is expected in 201X

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Gas is to be supplied from the Rio Caribe-Mejillones, the adjacent Dragon-Patao fields and the Plataforma Deltana (Loran) field
  • Customers:


  • 2006 - Foundational Stone of the Industrial Complex Gran Mariscal Ayacucho (CIGMA) is laid by President Hugo Chavez
  • 2008 - PDVSA signed the framework agreement for the establishment of joint ventures for liquefaction trains 1 and 2
  • 2008 - Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) signed between PDVSA and other companies to develop an exploratory blocks offshore Blanquilla and Tortuga, with the aim of developing train 3
  • 2011 - SNC-Lavalin Awarded Feed For the Rio Caribe-Mejillones Offshore Development

Other Information

  • CIGMA, which is planned as the new industrial development area in Venezuela, will cover 6,300 hectares in solid ground and approximately 11,000 hectares offshore. This important and significant complex will function as a gathering and conditioning center for the production of natural gas from the Northeastern region of the country, from where the resource will be transported towards the 12,515 kilometers of the Great Southern Gas Pipeline running to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, and also towards the Transoceanic Gas Pipeline for the other countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

Relevant Links

  1. SNC-Lavalin Awarded Feed For Pdvsa’s Giant Rio Caribe-Mejillones Offshore Development
  2. CIGMA represents a historical step for the Venezuelan energy industry
  3. Delta Caribe Oriental project (Spanish)
  5. Eight agreements to foster the Delta Caribe Oriental project are signed

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