May 10, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 10, 2020: Extending its support to the UAE Government and the Sharjah healthcare authorities in providing uninterrupted fuel supplies and seamless services during the Covid-19 pandemic, ENOC Group recently opened its new service station in Al Dhaid, Sharjah. This is the 144th service station of ENOC and the 5th by the Group to open in the Emirate of Sharjah.
ENOC Group had accelerated the opening of the service station in light of the current situation, ensuring that frontline professionals and other essential service providers have easy access to fuel and other convenience store products.
Expanding its presence in Sharjah is further testament to ENOC’s long-term strategy of strengthening its retail operations across the nation with the goal of operating 193 service stations by 2021.
Spread across 40,000 square feet, the new ENOC service station incorporates state-of-the-art technologies and innovative features and will serve customers living in Al Dhaid. The station features a ZOOM convenience store with Grab & Go concept.
Using ENOCPay, the cashless and cardless payment platform previously launched by the Group, customers can pay for fuel and purchases from ZOOM safely and conveniently while adhering to social distancing guidelines. All other payment methods including VIP, NOL, Dubai Smart Government, Dubai Now, credit card and cash are also accepted.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The new service station in Sharjah highlights our commitment to investing in the country’s infrastructure to meet both short-term and long-term fuel needs. The opening of the station now further enables frontline staff and emergency service providers to access fuel easily, which we believe is critical in supporting the sterlisation programme. We are honoured to meet the fuel needs of emergency services and stand by them as they are the real heroes fighting this pandemic and saving lives.”
The service station has been built according to global best practices with full retail automation and modern construction standards and in compliance with Sharjah Municipality green standards. Additionally, the fuel system is fully automated with auto-tank gauging and electronic leak detection system, while an advanced Vapour Recovery System safely prevents emissions and ensures that there are no hazardous emissions to the atmosphere. To reduce waiting time inside the station, dispensers are built with retractable hoses to enable refueling vehicles from both sides.
Other sustainability features include the LED lighting which 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.
Customers can choose from a wide variety of confectionary, snacks and a range of hot and cold beverages prepared on-site at the award-winning C-store Zoom.