ENOC Group has opened its 3rd solar-powered service station for the year, at Discovery Gardens - a household community in Dubai - as part of its expansion prepares aimed at constructing 54 service stations by 2020.
His Excellency Saif Humaid al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “Our new station marks the opening of the UAE’s third solar powered service station; which falls in line with our commitment to adopt innovative practices to enhance operational efficiency. At ENOC, we keep abreast major technological developments that can be utilised to drive energy savings, reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a sustainable future.”
" We remain committed to give our customers with easy access to fuel and various other retail demands to an expanding community, while strengthening our local presence."
The new 75,004 sqft. station offers a range of automotive services consisting of a Tasjeel Centre with three bays for vehicle testing and enrollment, 3 Autopro bays, which offer battery and oil adjustment and all automotive services, three Prowash car clean bays, including manual and autowash along with EV charging stations.
The terminal has Photo-Voltaic (PV) photovoltaic panels with an on-grid system mounted on the cover roofing that can create a peak ability of 120kWh (Kilowatt each hr) power on a suitable day - generating roughly 30 per cent greater than the average power needed to run the station. Constructed in line with the Dubai Municipality's Green Build policies, the excess power created is transferred back to DEWA's main grid through a DEWA solar metre that tracks the power infused to the power grid.
The forecourt is outfitted with 6 dispensers with a multimedia alternative and a fuel system created to cater maximum circulation rate based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) security criteria. To consider the waiting time inside the service station, dispensers are constructed with retractable hose pipes to allow refuelling vehicles from both sides.
Equipped with 33 fully integrated digital wall surface screens on forecourt columns and hassle-free shop entry, customers will certainly receive details on latest deals and promos offered at ENOC filling station and ZOOM outlets. Likewise outfitted with live updates from Dubai Police and RTA for the latest information on weather, traffic and information.
The terminal is additionally equipped with the Vapor Recovery Systems (VRS) to avoid and control discharges, complete LED lights mounted at the website to minimize power intake by 50 percent and a VRF modern technology for the a/c (Air Conditioning) system, which conserves 35 percent as compared to standard plan A/C system.
Among other initiatives is the execution of Smart Metering for ISO 50001, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), certified dual wall surface tanks and fuel piping with additional containment to protect versus potential ecological contamination. The gas system is fully automated with an automobile storage tank determining and electronic leak discovery system.
The growing Discovery Gardens community also stands to benefit from various other stipulation at the website, like a drive thru ATM and various other retail centers at the terminal consisting of Popeyes and the 24-hour ZOOM convenience store where you can pay DEWA and credit-card expenses, Salik top-ups, and so on
ENOC had formerly revealed that all future ENOC filling station will be powered by solar energy to sustain the UAE's long-term method to target a power mix that combines eco-friendly, nuclear and tidy power resources. ENOC approximates more than 23 GWh of solar power will certainly be created to power the brand-new stations by 2020, minimising the tons on DEWA's grid and power generating stations.