ENOC opens solar service stations in Dubai

10 Jan 2020

In an attempt to achieve its goal of having ten new service stations open within the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2019, the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) launched two service stations at the end of the year.

The two new service stations are situated at Lehbab First and Dubai Hills.

The two facilities both come with solar photovoltaic panels on their roofs.

The launching of the new service stations means that ENOC has expanded its network in the UAE to as many as 135 stations, according to a statement from the company.

There are now as many as 18 solar-powered stations and 23 stations that come with smart displays.

The solar panels are capable of generating up to as much as 150kWh of energy, and any excessive energy is then transmitted to the main grid of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

The new stations have also been fitted with next-generation fuel dispensers, integrated digital wall displays, and ZOOM-branded convenience stores, in addition to an advanced Vapour Recovery System.

The ZOOM-branded convenience stores, which offer food and beverages, are also owned by ENOC.

The stations have been constructed to international retail standards and are in compliance with Dubai Green Building Regulations, according to ENOC.

The service station in Dubai Hills comes with ProWash, which features two manual car washing bays and one automatic car washing bay.

AutoPro, which provides professional automotive services, with as many as three bays to offer mechanical services and no less than eight smart fuel dispensers, is set to serve Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid residents.

The Lehbab First service station comes with three bays for automotive services, six smart fuel dispensers, a large space for eateries, and a mosque.

The station will serve communities within the Lehbab area.

ENOC’s group chief executive officer HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi says that the aim of the company is to expand its network to as many as 191 stations as the build-up begins to Expo 2020 Dubai.

This will make it significantly easier for customers to be able to gain access to their requirements in regard to both fuel for their motor vehicles and convenience store items.

The launch of the two new service stations aligns with the company’s vision to invest in the expanding energy infrastructure within the UAE and highlights the commitment that it has made to increase convenience for customers, Al Falasi says.

Anyone who drives any kind of motor vehicle within the UAE is legally required to be covered by some form of car insurance.

The most basic form of car insurance is third-party car insurance, which ensures that car owners are financially covered in the event they are inadvertently responsible for an accident that causes damage to other vehicles on the road.

However, there are also many other, much more comprehensive forms of car insurance in the UAE that cover car theft and other damages.