2 Place Jean Millier
La Defense 6


Total S.A. is an energy operator. The Company operates through three business segments: an Upstream segment, including alongside the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub comprising the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping; a Marketing & Services segment, including the global activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of new energies, and a Corporate segment, which includes holdings operating and financial activities.

2 place Jean Millier, La Defense 6
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Present at parks


10 March 2009

Total Plans to Invest More Than 1 Billion Euros in France to Adapt and Consolidate Its Refining and Petrochemicals Operations and Pursue Its Growth in Solar Energy

plans to build a plant in the Carling region in eastern France to manufacture silicon wafers for the photovoltaic industry. The initial investment for the plant, which will employ approximately 100 people, is estimated at 70 M€.The Normandy refinery project will shift the production emphasis to diesel, as oil consumption diminishes and gasoline surpluses increase in France. Some 770 M€ will be spent to upgrade and reconfigure the facility, reducing its refining capacity to 12 million metric tons a year from 16 million tons.Approximately 230 M€ will be invested to bring to the most efficient level the energy efficiency and competitive strength of the steamcracker and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Gonfreville and to consolidate polystyrene production at the Carling facility.

Investment projects