Normandy: our largest platform in France

Location: Normandy, France
Operator: Total (100%)
Facilities: Refining and Petrochemicals Platform

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million metric tons : the refinery’s annual crude oil conversion capacity
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Inspector checking an exchanger circulation box at the Gonfreville L’Orcher refinery Inspecteur contrôlant une boîte de circulation d'échangeur à la raffinerie de Gonfreville L’Orcher

Each year, our Normandy platform in northwestern France converts 12 million metric tons of crude oil into some 200 products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lubricating oils and plastic pellets. To date, €1 billion has been invested to make the facility more energy efficient and align its production with changing demand. The Normandy platform is now one of our biggest refining and petrochemical complexes in the world.

At the forefront of our refining and petrochemicals operations in France, the Normandy platform with its refinery and petrochemicals plant has recently been upgraded. The Group has invested €1 billion to enhance efficiency at the two facilities and deepen synergies between them. The upgrade has also enabled us to lower energy and water use at both sites and limit air emissions, thereby reducing the platform’s environmental impact.

The work undertaken has brought platform production in line with changing demand. Today, the refinery’s output represents 12% of France’s total refining capacity and the petrochemicals plant accounts for 11% of plastics produced in France. Products from the Normandy platform are sent to 60 countries worldwide.

The Normandy refinery in pictures
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    Fours de l'unité styrène de l'usine pétrochimique de Gonfreville L’Orcher
    Furnaces at the styrene unit at the Gonfreville L’Orcher petrochemical plant.
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    Opératrice sur une colonne de distillation de l'usine pétrochimique de Gonfreville-L’Orcher
    Operator climbing up a distillation column at the Gonfreville-L’Orcher petrochemicals plant.
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    Inspecteur vérifiant les soudures d'alimentation des brûleurs dans la raffinerie
    Inspector checking the welding on the refinery’s burner supply pipes.
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    Secteur ouest de la raffinerie au crépuscule, Gonfreville L’Orcher
    Western sector of the Gonfreville L’Orcher refinery at sunset.
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    L'usine pétrochimique UGO de Gonfreville-L’Orcher au crépuscule, vue depuis la raffinerie
    UGO petrochemicals plant at sunset, seen from the Gonfreville L’Orcher refinery.
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