An Oil Tanker Terminal Looking to the Future
Donges is the location of the Total Group’s second largest refinery in France. On this site, three oil tanker berths are used exclusively to import crude oil and four other berths to export refined petroleum products. Each year, these berths receive over 400 oil tankers in the safest conditions. In addition, two haulage depots and a rail depot permit deliveries by road tanker and by wagon, and two oil pipelines serve Brittany’s Rennes depot, Central France and Eastern France (Donges-Melun-Metz).
To improve the competitiveness of this facility and to secure the long-term future of the Donges site, in 2015 the Group launched the Horizon project, which is accompanied by an investment of 450 million euros. Total plans to build a desulphurization unit and, as a necessary accompaniment to that installation, a hydrogen production unit, in order to provide new openings and to enable the production of fuels with a lower sulphur content, in line with the changes in European Union specifications.