The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group has won the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) 2018, under the environmental category, in recognition for its various sustainable initiatives.
The award was presented by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation.
The awards were established to encourage contributions towards the improvement of sustainable transport in the UAE. Across its retail network of 117 service stations in the UAE, ENOC has deployed a host of initiatives that contribute to enhancing energy efficiency such as the introduction of PhotoVoltaic (PV) solar-powered stations and the vapour recovery system - a process that almost eliminates the gasoline vapour, or other fuel emissions, in petrol stations by converting the fumes back to fuel, contributing to improved public health.
The PV solar panels on the roof of the canopy can produce 120 kilowatts per hour of energy on an ideal day, generating approximately 30% more energy than is required on average to run the station. The excess power generated is transmitted back to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) main grid through a DEWA solar meter that tracks the power injected to the power grid.
Additionally, ENOC has introduced the installation of variable refrigerant flow technology for air conditioning systems which contributes 35% towards reduced electricity consumption. ENOC stations also provide electric vehicle chargers and utilises recycled water for car washes.
Among the main categories of DAST are mobility management, mobility safety, environmental conservation and people of determination.