Total starts up Gonfreville hydrocracker

Doris Leblond
OGJ Correspondent

PARIS, Dec. 1 -- Total SA has brought on stream a €550 million distillate hydrocracker at its 330,000-b/d Gonfreville refinery in Normandy, France.

The unit will yield 200,000 tonnes/year (tpy) of jet fuel, 400,000 tpy of naphtha for petrochemicals, 500,000 tpy of high-grade base products for lube oils, and 1.3 million tpy of diesel oil. It will raise the refinery's diesel output capacity to 5.3 million tpy.

The hydrocracker is part of the expansion and modernization of Total's 12 European refineries, spending on which this year will total about €1 billion.

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