Gonfreville L Orcher Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • Crude distillation unit - 320,000
  • Vacuum distillation unit - 82,000
  • catalytic reforming unit - 50,000
  • Hydrocracker - 52,000
  • Fluid catalytic cracker - 52,000
  • gas oil desulphurisation unit - 126,000
  • visbreaker unit - 26,000
  • isomerisation unit - 16,000
  • Sulfur recovery unit
  • Tail Gas Treatment Unit
  • IGCC

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • -

Products Produced

  • -

Ongoing Projects

  • The hydrocracker is being debottlenecked which will increase hydro-conversion capacity to 10,000 tons per day from the current 8,000 tons
  • For details see Gonfreville Refinery Upgrade Project

Other Information

  • Total built a distillate hydrocracker (DHC) at the refinery, in order to increase diesel production. For the same amount of throughput, the DHC increases the output of "clean" diesel fuel by 8%, for a total investment of about €550 million.

History

  • 1998 - IGCC project launched
  • 1999 - Isomerisation Unit commissioned
  • 2007 - The Hydrocracker was commissioned
  • 2009 - Capacity was reduced by 80,000 bbls/day, by the decommissioning of a distillation column

Relevant Links

  1. Normandy Hydrocracker Project
  2. FACTBOX-Oil refineries shut due to weak economy 2009-10
  3. FACTBOX-Total's European refineries
  4. Axens’ Hydrocracking Technology Selected by Total’s Normandy Refinery
  5. Saipem Isomerisation Units
  6. Saipem Sulphur Block Units
  7. Technip Refining References
  8. Launching Of IGCC Project at the Normandy Refinery
  9. Technip awarded contract by Total for the hydrocracker of the Normandy refinery

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