ENOC opens new solar powered service station in Al Warqa’a

ENOC opens new solar powered service station in Al Warqa’a
Published: 23 October 2019 - 2 p.m.
By: Baset Asaba

ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, today announced the opening of its 131st service station in Dubai in Al Warqa’a. Equipped with cutting edge technologies and innovative features, the service station will serve the customers living within the vicinity of Al Warqa’a, and will include a number of retail offerings, including ZOOM, Pronto, and a drive-thru Popeyes.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The opening of our new service station highlights our commitment to strengthen our retail presence across the UAE. Our goal is to expand our network to 191 service stations in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai, which will significantly add to the ease of customers to access their fuel and convenience-store requirements.”

To harness solar power, the station has Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roof the canopy, which can generate 150 KwH of energy on an ideal day. This marks the Group’s 17th solar powered service station.

The station is designed and built according to international best practices for the retail fuel industry and in compliance with the Dubai Municipality Green Building Regulations (Al Sa’fat). The service station is equipped with eight new generation fuel dispensers, and four fuel tanks to ensure consistent supply of fuel. The station also has one electric vehicle charging station.

The fuel system is fully automated with auto-tank gauging and electronic leak detection system, while an advanced Vapour Recovery System ensures that about 70 per cent of the vapour is recovered back as fuel. To reduce waiting time inside the station, dispensers are built with retractable hoses to enable refueling vehicles from both sides.

Among other sustainability aspects, the station uses UL certified double wall tanks and double-wall fuel piping to mitigate any environmental contamination. The LED lighting used is not only environment-friendly but also requires zero maintenance and safeguards against electrical and fire hazards. The LED lighting will contribute to 50 per cent reduction in energy bill. Further, the air-conditioning uses modern VRF technology to reduce energy consumption by 35 per cent.

The ZOOM store is equipped with digital displays offering customers the latest updates on product promotions and the latest deals. The store, set in an area of over 3,000 square feet, has over 7,500 products in addition to offering all standard services for customers such as utility and credit card payments, Salik top-up, and flydubai booking payments.

Customers can purchase confectionary, snacks and a range of soft beverages prepared on-site. Several organic products are also on sale. All payment methods including VIP, ENOC Pay, NOL, Dubai Smart Government, Dubai Now, credit card and cash are accepted.

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