ENOC to open 40 service stations by end-2021, increase network to 192
ENOC Group also plans to construct two marine stations at Dubai Harbour and Umm Suqeim to serve marine fuelling needs
ENOC Group plans to open 40 service stations by the end of 2021, which will increase its retail network to a total of 192 stations.
The group confirmed that construction is on track to open 16 service stations across Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates by end of 2020, as well as an additional 24 service stations by end of 2021.
The expansion of the service station network is in line with the group’s commitment to support the nation in building a robust fuel retail infrastructure in order to cater to the growing demand for fuel across the country.
Commenting on the announcement, the group chief executive officer of ENOC Group, HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, said: “As a leading energy player, we are committed to developing a robust retail infrastructure to serve the UAE for the next 50 years in alignment with the vision and aspirations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
“Our promise is to ensure that customers have access to an uninterrupted supply of fuel as well access to best-in-class automotive and retail services. Despite the challenging times, we have demonstrated our resilience and remain committed to serve the nation.”
In addition, the group plans to construct two marine stations at Dubai Harbour and Umm Suqeim to serve marine fuelling needs of boat and yacht-owners.
The service stations will follow global best practices in retail fuel services in construction and automation standards, and will be equipped with CCTV surveillance as well as automatic number plate detection cameras to ensure high security.
Other energy efficient features include the LED lighting system, which is not only environment-friendly, but also requires zero maintenance and safeguards against electrical and fire hazards. The lighting will help achieve 50% reduction in the station’s overall energy consumption.
Further, the air-conditioning will use modern VRF technology to reduce energy use by 35%.