UAE's ENOC to build 10 service stations in 2017
The launches will form part of ENOC's 2020 expansion programme which includes the development of 54 service stations to increase its retail network capacity by 40%
The UAE's Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) announced it will build 10 service stations in Dubai this year as part of its 2020 expansion programme.
Up to 54 stations across the UAE have been planned for development under the expansion plan, which would boost ENOC's retail network capacity by 40%.
A service station at Warsan was recently launched by ENOC, with locations due to follow including Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha South, Hessa Street, Sheikh Rashid Road,Bab Al Shams, Hatta, Jumeirah Village, Al Lehbab Road, and Academic City Road.
The Warsan service station, located on the Dubai Hatta Road, will cater to motorists travelling to and from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain.
Equipped with a high-flow diesel dispenser for heavy vehicles, the station offers eight double-pump dispensers with long hoses to allow refuelling from both sides of the vehicle.
Dubai Municipality's green building rules were incorporated into the designs for the Warsan station, which has been fitted with LED lights to reduce energy consumption by 50%.
Expanding into Hatta is ENOC's initiative to support government plans aimed at boosting Hatta's attractiveness as an eco-tourism destination.
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) has been used for the station's air-conditioning in a bid to save 35% in energy compared to conventional systems, WAM reported.
Remarking on the expansion plan, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, said: "The growing demand for service stations is directly linked to the country’s rapid population growth, which presents an opportunity for us to contribute to expanding the UAE’s infrastructural capabilities.
"While the UAE is gearing up for the Expo 2020, we are committed to aligning our strategy to meet the energy needs of the country."