Dubai /Â WAM
Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) announced plans to build 10 new service stations in the emirate this year, as part of its 2020 expansion programme.
The company has already opened its new Warsan service station, with other planned locations 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 new openings are part of ENOCâ€™s plans to open 54 new service stations across the UAE by 2020, increasing its
retail network capacity by
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, said: “The growing demand for service stations is directly linked to the countryâ€™s rapid population growth, which presents an opportunity for us to contribute to expanding the UAEâ€™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.”
The new Warsan service station, located on the Dubai Hatta Road, will cater to motorists travelling to and from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The decision to expand to Hatta Road is also part of the governmentâ€™s plans to “enhance” the social and economic capabilities of Hatta and boost its attractiveness â€“ particularly as an eco-tourism destination in the region.
The new station will offer eight double pump dispensers with long hoses enabling refuelling from both sides of the vehicles to reduce waiting period in the station.
The station is also equipped with a high-flow diesel dispenser for heavy vehicles.
Built in line with the Dubai Municipalityâ€™s â€˜Green Buildâ€™ regulations, the Warsan service station features technologies such as full LED lights, which will reduce energy consumption by 50 per cent, ENOC said.
The station also uses the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology for the air conditioning system, which saves 35 per cent of energy as compared to the conventional AC system.