ENOC Group launches compact fuel station for DAFZA-based firms

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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ENOC Group has launched its compact station in the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA) which will offer customers accessible and convenient refueling services.

DAFZA is one of the fastest growing economic zones in the region and home to over 1,600 international firms from various parts of the world. Therefore, ENOC’s newest compact station will offer commuters and visitors to the DAFZA region convenient and easy access to fuelling services.

The compact station is equipped with eight dispensers, allowing for fuelling on both sides of the station, offering special 95, Super 98 and Diesel, and a unique smart vending machine. With a capacity of 90,000 liters, ENOC will be able to fuel 1,200 vehicles per day.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi
Saif Humaid Al Falasi Group CEO

“We are committed to fulfilling the UAE’s energy needs with smart, sustainable and safe fuelling options. Our recently opened innovative compact station will cater to the fuelling needs of employees working at DAFZA as well as commuters visiting the free zone. The number of vehicles in the UAE continues to grow, and to meet the rising demand, we will continue to support the country with smartly designed fuelling stations in line with our wider growth strategy to enhance customer experience and ensure the highest standards of health and safety.”

The DAFZA compact station includes the smart vending machine, which has been launched in partnership with Etisalat and the Group’s logistics partner, Mohebi, for the first time. The smart vending machine is linked to a back system that automatically lets the logistics partner know when it needs to be refilled and triggers delivery.

The vending machines accept payments by Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and ENOC Pay. All contactless and smart payment methods are accepted. The Group plans to roll these out further at ENOC’s ZOOM stores across the Dubai Metro stations. In addition to fuelling services, customers visiting the DAFZA compact station will have 24X7 access to fresh and canned foods.

The DAFZA compact station is equipped with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and will deploy technologies that contribute to enhancing energy efficiency such as the Vapor Recovery System, a process that enables the recovery of 70 percent gasoline vapor emissions.

It is also designed with a fuel tank set up above the ground, which facilitates the ease of setting up and re-assembly if required. The double wall design and build of the tank are certified to the highest international UL Listed safety standards.

The compact station deploys a number of best Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) practices to enhance safety measures such as the installation of an overfill prevention valve, audible alarm, pressure vacuum vents, and emergency vents for the inner and outer walls. Customers can use different methods of payment including ENOC Pay, ViP, and Dubai Now.

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