Ghaf-tree inspired Expo service station hits milestone; ENOC Group plans expansion

The Service Station of the Future, will service close to 500 official Expo 2020 Dubai vehicles.

  
Construction of ENOC’s Service Station of the Future reaches 40% at the expo 2020 dubai site. The station is set to become the the region’s first LEED Gold certified service station. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Construction of ENOC’s Service Station of the Future reaches 40% at the expo 2020 dubai site. The station is set to become the the region’s first LEED Gold certified service station. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

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ENOC Group’s Ghaf-tree-inspired service station at the Expo 2020 Dubai site has completed 40 percent of its construction and will be open to public in June this year.

The leading integrated energy player has also charted an ambitious growth strategy for the UAE.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The ‘Service Station of the Future’ embodies our commitment to “Reimagine Energy” by creating a prototype of the future of retail service stations.  It is the region’s first LEED Gold certified service station.

ENOC Group announced in the first week of February that it plans to open 22 new service stations across the UAE by end of 2020.

It will open ten service stations in Sharjah, nine in Dubai and three in the northern emirates.

The group also plans to bolster its retail network from its existing 136 service stations to 193 across the UAE by end of 2021.



Construction of ENOC’s Service Station of the Future reaches 40%. Source: ENOC

Service and features

During the first phase of testing, the Service Station of the Future, will service close to 500 official Expo 2020 Dubai vehicles that cater to VIPs and Operational vehicles.

The station will be equipped with six pumps to serve up to 80,000 litres of fuel, which can fuel up to 2,000 vehicles daily.

The service station will use energy-efficient and renewable solutions including wind turbine generated power and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and is expected to achieve overall power savings of 48 per cent.

Construction of ENOC’s Service Station of the Future reaches 40%. Source: ENOC

High efficiency LED fixtures will be used to save up to 30 per cent energy compared to regular LED and 60 per cent as compared to conventional lighting. A navigation lighting system with motion and occupancy sensors will allow up to 15 per cent savings in energy.

The service station also comes with chargers for electric vehicles.

The structure of the service station’s canopy is constructed from carbon fibre making it three times stronger and five times lighter than steel.

(Writing by Seban Scaria, editing by Daniel Luiz)

(seban.scaria@refinitiv.com)

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