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Enoc strengthens footprint with opening of new stations in Sharjah


Top officials during the opening ceremony of a service station in Sharjah.

Enoc Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, announced the opening of two new service stations in Sharjah in the areas of Al Ramtha and Al Saja’a, which is aligned to the Group’s plans to increase its retail footprint in the region.

The new service station located in Al Ramtha, which was unveiled earlier this month, will cater to the needs of residents in nearby communities as well as visitors from Wasit Wetland Centre.

With a total area of 45,000sq. ft., the new service station in Al Saja’a will provide fuel retail services to 150,000 people in the industrial area catering to the needs of approximately 1,000 companies.

Both stations are equipped with a bridge canopy, three islands with six fuel dispensers, and five fuel tanks with a capacity of 15,000 imperial gallons, in addition to an electric vehicle charging station. They also include a large ZOOM convenience store, a standalone drive through restaurant and AutoPro facilities, featuring four bays including Manual Wash and Autowash as well as other services that include Battery Change, Tyre Change, and Oil Change.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO at Enoc, said: “In line with our goal to deliver world-class sustainable and integrated energy solutions, our continued expansion into Sharjah is helping to meet the growing fuelling needs of residents and visitors in the Emirate and beyond. With the opening of these two new service stations, we now have a total of 15 service stations in Sharjah and look forward to more openings in the Emirate in the months ahead.”

The two stations have been built in accordance with retail fuel industry global best practices, with complete retail automation and modern construction standards and is compliant with Sharjah Municipality green standards. Together, the stations bring the total number of Enoc’s service stations to 15 in Sharjah and 164 across the UAE and supports the group’s plans to have 186 fully operational service stations at the end of 2022.

Enoc Group was recently awarded certificates by the World Disability Union (WDU) for two of its service stations, making them the first fuel stations in the world to receive these certifications. The Service Station of the Future received the Gold certificate and the newest service station in Homa in Sharjah received the Bronze certificate.

The official recognition in line with Article 9 of the UN Convention showcases ENOC’s commitment to supporting people of determination by providing an inclusive environment across its service stations, which incorporates accessibility features and handicap-friendly cashier counters and rest areas in its convenience-stores, and special washrooms including built-in audible and emergency units.

The certificate was presented to Yousuf Harib, Director of Retail Operations by Dr Tariq Sultan Bin Khadim, First Vice President of the union in a special ceremony that took place at Sheraton Sharjah beach resort & spa.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO at ENOC, said: “At Enoc, we put our customers at the heart of our business. We recognise that people of determination have different needs and catering to this has been a priority for us in order to create an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome. We are pleased that the World Disability Union has certified two of our service stations as accessible places for people with disabilities and commended our efforts around making our service stations accessible to all. Moving forward, we will continue to make inclusivity a key criterion to support people of determination in line with our corporate social responsibility philosophy.”

Established in 2011, WDU is a not-for-profit umbrella organization for 400 sub-organizations from 91 countries that work to incorporate people with disabilities into the community. WDU is the only institution that grants international certificates to places that are environmentally qualified for people with disabilities in both the public and private sector.

Enoc’s Service Station of the Future, which has received numerous accolades for its design, innovation and sustainability, served the needs of the Expo 2020 fleet. The service station in Homa was opened in April 2021 and is catering to people traveling from emirate to emirate. Both stations have a new enhanced ZOOM store on site, offering more than 7,500 food and beverage options and Pronto for the daily needs of its customers.

Over the years, ENOC has played an active role in community-oriented events to empower disadvantaged and underprivileged individuals. The Group is committed to driving awareness on various social and environmental issues and will continue to support and assist people of determination in line with its corporate social responsibility programme.

ENOC Group is a leading integrated international oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. As a wholly owned entity of the Government of Dubai, and integral to the Emirate’s success, ENOC owns and operates assets in the fields of exploration & production, supply & operations, terminals, fuel retail, aviation fuel and petroleum products for commercial & industrial use. The Group’s general business operations include automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services.

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