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Dubai maintains status as a hub for innovative energy solutions


Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed inaugurates the Middle East’s first LPG Week on Tuesday.

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, on Tuesday opened the Middle East’s first Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Week. The event, which runs until Dec.9, is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Held under the theme ‘Energising Tomorrow’, LPG Week 2021 Dubai is organised by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) and hosted by Enoc Group. The event will explore the LPG business, discuss its growth potential and foster new business relationships throughout the week.

The hosting of the event in Dubai with the participation of global industry leaders reflects the emirate’s leading position as a global hub for innovative energy solutions and its commitment to sustainability.

Pro. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency and other senior officials were present during the opening.

Commenting on the occasion, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, Enoc, said: “In line with our vision to be an innovative energy partner delivering sustainable value and industry leading performance, we are committed to supporting the long-term growth and development of the industry. To build a sustainable future for all, we recognise the need to use alternative technologies. As industry leaders, we will inform the discussions that will be taking place throughout the event to further support the industry’s transformation and act as a strong catalyst towards adopting sustainable development initiatives and contributing towards a greener future.”

During the opening session of the event, a roundtable took place featuring a distinguished panel of industry leaders from all over the world, including Nader Al Fardan, Senior Director – Gas Marketing & General Manager of Emirates Gas, Satish Kumar Vaduguri, Director Marketing of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General & CEO of World Energy Council, Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy of UN Economic Commission for Europe, Yemi Adetunji, Group Executive Director, Downstream of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Bram Gräber, CEO of SHV Energy.

The panel discussed the role of LPG and renewable LPG in energising tomorrow’s world in the context of climate change, air quality, energy poverty and economic development as key future energy challenges.

LPG Week is WLPGA’s flagship event that was launched in Amsterdam in 2019 during the 32nd World LPG Forum and 2019 European Congress. LPG Week travels the globe annually bringing together CEO’s of major LPG companies, government ministers and representatives of major intergovernmental organisations as well as media, to explore the LPG business, discuss its growth potential and to forge new business relationships.

ENOC GROUP: Enoc Group has announced its partnership with Nakheel to open 14 compact stations across Dubai. The first compact station out of the 14 stations opened at Dragon Mart 2 earlier this month. The compact stations will offer customers accessible and convenient refuelling services.

Dragon Mart’s compact station is designed to cater to residents living across nearby residential communities like International City as well as visitors to Dragon Mart. 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 vending machine. With a capacity of 90,000L, the compact station will be able to fuel 1,200 vehicles per day.

As part of the partnership with Nakheel, Enoc Group plans to open 14 compact stations across Nakheel’s iconic projects in Dubai. The next compact station to be opened will be in International City with plans to open by Q2 of 2022. By Q3 of 2022, the Group plans to open 5 more compact stations in Dubai with the remaining 7 to be launched across additional locations by 2023.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, Enoc, said: “As the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, we are committed to fulfilling the country’s energy needs with smart, sustainable and safe fuelling options which cater to the needs of our customers and the country’s growing population. The latest compact station has witnessed success during the pilot phase and our partnership with Nakheel will enable us to replicate the same concept across Dubai based on residential needs and demands across the Emirate.”

Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer, Nakheel said: “We are excited to be forging such a forward-looking partnership with Enoc, as we introduce 14 sustainable, efficient and safe compact stations, with the first launch taking place in Dragon Mart, a key retail attraction and the second due to open in International City, one of the largest residential hubs. At Nakheel, we constantly strive to find new ways to enhance the services that are connected to our malls and the opening of the Enoc station is a testament to our efforts to deliver convenience to both our retailers and customers.”


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