Adnoc Distribution, Japan firm ink green energy deal


As part of its continuing commitment to efficiency and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in its growing network of service stations, Adnoc Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has signed an agreement with Japan Cooperation Centre Petroleum (JCCP) to supply, install and pilot the use of a photovoltaic (PV) solar power system at one of its service stations on Yas Island.
The signing ceremony was held at Adnoc Distribution’s head office. The renewable energy agreement, which will see PV solar power installed at the Yas North service station, reflects Adnoc Distribution’s commitment to efficiency, sustainability and the environment as it transforms and modernises its operations by piloting and adopting the latest technologies.
Saeed Al Rashdi, Adnoc Distribution’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, said, “For many years, the UAE and Japan have together been building strong bilateral relations that span trade and investment, culture, tourism and education. Solar energy and, more broadly, energy efficiency are areas of particular strength in Japan, and we are delighted to be the host for this project as it aligns well with our own goals for Adnoc Distribution.”
“As we transform our business model to become more customer-centric, we continue to invest in upgrading our operations to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Our agreement with JCCP is an important addition to our programmes to drive greater efficiency with the organisation. As well as the work we are doing on solar power, we have a growing natural gas vehicle, NGC, operation available at 24 stations, and are actively installing electric vehicle chargers. There is serious momentum to our alternative fuels offering,” he added.
JCCP has previously worked with Adnoc Group on several environmental awareness initiatives to fulfil its objective of promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between oil-producing countries and Japan. This includes regular environmental seminars, lectures and training sessions presented by JCCP and hosted in cooperation with the Adnoc Group’s environment departments.
Ambassador Fujiki said, “I am very happy to be witnessing this exciting moment as this signing will help further promote the utilisation of solar energy use in the UAE, a steady step towards achieving a green economy in line with the UAE’s pioneer leaders’ vision.”

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