November 28, 2016
Dubai, UAE; November 28, 2016: To fulfil the demand for a gas station in the Dubai International Academic City area, ENOC opened a new service station designed to provide customers with optimal fuelling time and the most modern facilities to date.
The opening marks the launch of ENOC's service station expansion programme aimed at building 54 service stations over the next four years to deliver on the Group's strategic direction to expand its operations and invest in the infrastructure required to facilitate the nation's growth and its growing energy needs.
Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC , said: "Our service station expansion programme is part of ENOC's wider growth strategy over the next few years to cater to the growing demand of our valued customers. We continue to innovate in implementing new technologies to promote sustainability, enhance customer experience and ensure the highest standards of health and safety.
"Earlier this year we announced our retail expansion plan that falls with ENOC's long-term strategic objectives which are aligned with the Dubai Plan 2021 of creating a 'Smart & Sustainable City' for 'Happy, Creative & Empowered People'. With the opening of the Academic City service station we are delivering on that promise and supporting the city in its preparations for major events such as Expo 2020."
The new station offers ENOC's customers several unique services which ease their refuelling experience. The entrance and exit to the station were designed to implement the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) guidelines for safe manoeuvring of vehicles and to reduce traffic on the exit road, thus easing congestion within the station.
New pump dispensers contain a fuel system designed to have maximum flow rate as per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety standards which is an international standard for safety as fuel stations. To factor in the waiting time inside the service station, dispensers are built with retractable hoses to enable refuelling cars from both sides to reduce waiting period.
A double wall fuel piping with automatic fuel leakage detection and secondary containment also safeguards any environmental contamination.
"The site is built to best global practices in the retail fuel industry with full retail automation and modern construction standards. We have adhered to the new Dubai Municipality compliance for Green Build regulations and invested in a number of solutions to enhance energy efficiency and resource management. The Academic City service station is a model of a sophisticated service station that makes our customers' lives easier and minimises environmental impact," added Al Falasi.
Various energy conservation and green initiatives have been implemented with the innovative Vapor Recovery System (VRS) which prevents fugitive emissions during refuelling vehicle. The VRS technology also works when ENOC tankers are filling in the underground tanks in order to maximise recovery of emissions at the station.
Other energy-saving include full LED lights installed at the site reducing energy consumption by 50% compared to conventional stations. The station also uses the VRF technology for the air conditioning (AC) system which saves 35% compared to conventional package AC system. On the retail front, a modern touchless automatic carwash and water recycling system, which uses recycled water for 80% of water consumption, enables faster and efficient methods for vehicle cleaning services.
Other retail facilities at the station include ZOOM convenience store with Pronto, Autopro, Papa Murphys Pizza, Popeyes Chicken and McDonald's, offering ENOC's customers a variety of selections.