Internal restructuring
Est; Lorraine; Moselle
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19.2 - Manufacture of refined petroleum products

243 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 August 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Total Petrochemical France, the petrochemicals division of French oil group Total, has announced that it is to cut 243 jobs at its site in Saint-Avold between November 2007 and December 2010. The firm employs 900 at its Saint-Avold site. The job losses are a result of a reduction in the styrene production capacities of the plant, which are to be reduced from 720,000 tonnes per year to 600,000 tonnes per year by 2011, and which precipitated the job losses at the site. In another development, the firm has announced that it is to invest 62 million EUR in the site for maintenance and safety purposes. A new turbine and new furnaces will be installed at the plant, and operations at the plant will cease for six weeks whilst installation work is being carried out. It is thought that this investment will enable the plant to continue operating and will safeguard the remaining jobs at the site.


  • 3 September 2007: Les Echos


Eurofound (2007), Total Petrochemicals France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 65764, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65764.