CORDOVA.- General Deheza Oil Company (AGD), one of the largest food producing and exporting groups in Argentina, will invest $1 billion for double the storage capacity of the plant in Pampa del Infierno, Chaco. It will go from 20,000 to 40,000 tons. The company has another center in Charata, in the same province.
eladio barberAGD’s Origination manager, explained to THE NATION that the doubling of capacity is to accompany the growth of productivity and production of corn and soybean in Chaco. The plant will be finished in about 120 days.
This storage facility was inaugurated five years ago and required an investment of US$150 million; There, all the soybeans and corn are collected and conditioned, which are then dispatched to the crushing plant at Terminal 6 in Rosario, in the case of soybeans, and to the port of Timbúes (Santa Fe), in the case of corn.
The Pampa del Infierno plant is served by a rail detour from the Belgrano Loads which then connects it to the port of the Rosario Complex (General San Martín and Timbúes). The facilities are located at Km 255 of National Route 16, in the Almirante Brown department. It was raised by the productive potential of the region.
The work in progress is to assemble two silos and between 80 and 100 people will work during the execution period.
According to a report from the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR), in 2021 the firm declared foreign sales (DJVE) of grains and by-products for 9.6 million tons. It was, according to the survey, eighth in the ranking of exporters.
The group -like Techint and Loma Negra- has the cargo train concession that, last March, the national government decided to return to the hands of the State. AGD manages the Nuevo Central Argentino since 1992; It is the network that passes through Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán. His contract expires at the end of this year.