ENOC eyes 40 per cent growth in network capacity by 2020

ENOC2ENOC Retail is currently operating a network of over 112 service stations in Dubai. (Image source: ENOC)The retail business segment of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) plans to increase its network capacity by 40 per cent in four years in the UAE

The growth plans include ongoing renovation of two major service stations in Dubai Internet City and Oud Metha and the construction of 54 more stations in Dubai. The expansion is expected to meet ENOC’s long-term strategic objectives aligned with the Dubai Plan 2021 of creating a ‘Smart & Sustainable City’ for ‘Happy, Creative & Empowered People’.

ENOC Retail managing director Burhan Al Hashemi said, “We are looking at an increased growth over the next few years as ENOC expands and aims to be an international integrated oil and gas player.

“Our service station expansion programme is part of our growth strategy and we hope to alleviate some of the issues for our valued customers as we innovate to implement new technologies to promote sustainability, enhance customer experience and ensure the highest standards of health and safety.”

According to ENOC, the renovated service stations will ensure safety, easier entry and reduced queuing at pumps. In addition to more dispensers, these stations will also have fully-fledged automotive services and retail stores, including ZOOM and Autopro.

The stations will also feature new energy saving technologies such as the use of a PV solar panels system, which will be installed onto the main canopy of the service stations to generate power with the DEWA grid system.

“Technology and sustainability are core elements of ENOC’s infrastructure development as is seen through initiatives like ViP (vehicle identification pass), which allows corporate customers with huge fleet of vehicles to save time and money through cashless transactions; the electric charging pods at our stations; and our green service station, to name a few,” explained Al Hashemi.

The Dubai Media City service station, which is currently being renovated, is expected to start operating in June 2016. This will be the first of the planned projects underway to showcase this sustainable technology. The new 120Kw PV system will utilise solar energy to power the daytime electrical requirements at the station, thereby making it much more efficient and environmentally friendly for the overall community.

ENOC Retail is currently operating a network of over 112 service stations in Dubai and the northern emirates regionally. ENOC currently has three service stations in Saudi Arabia with plans to build 11 more this year.

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