ENOC champions efficiency at WETEX 2017
The company is positioning itself in line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to meet the country’s environmental goals
During the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2017) in Dubai, Emirates national Oil Company (ENOC) announced that all future service stations will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE’s long-term strategy to target an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country’s economic requirements and environmental goals.
ENOC estimates more than 23 GWh of solar energy will be generated to power the new stations by 2020, minimising the load on DEWA’s grid and power generating stations.
The company also launched the second edition of its Energy & Efficiency Report at the event which took place on October 23 – October 25, highlighting the need for organisations to build a culture of superior energy performance and institutionalise Energy & Resource Management (E&RM) practices within its operations.
In 2008, ENOC launched a full-fledged internal EERM programme aimed at enhancing the Group’s performance in terms of energy and resource consumption. ENOC’s Energy & Resource Management (E&RM) policy monitors and manages electricity, water and fuel consumption across the group’s operations.
Over 2014-16, ENOC invested around AED34.8 million (US$9.5 million) towards implementing EERM initiatives through which we achieved a cumulative savings of AED28 million (US$7.6 million).
The total savings of $7.6mn in value or 103,000 tonnes of C02 emissions is equivalent to 2.4 million trees grown for 10 years, 40 million litres of gasoline savings and 360 million kilometres driven by an average passenger car.
Across its retail network of 116 stations in the UAE, the Group has deployed a host of innovative initiatives that contribute to enhancing energy efficiency such as the Vapour Recovery System (VR) - a process that enables the recovery of 99 per cent gasoline vapour or other fuel emissions.
Other technologies also include the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) scheme, an air-conditioning system that controls the refrigerant flowing into multiple indoor units, which contributed to annual electricity savings of 48,506 kW/Hr.
ENOC introduced the new ‘Biodiesel5’ product to the UAE market. The new product is a clean fuel produced from vegetable oil, waste cooking oil and animal oil/fats. As Biodiesel is derived from renewable resources, it is an opportunity to reduce the domestic consumption of fossil fuels and contribute towards the region’s responsibility for environmental protection & sustainability.
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 includes automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services. Servicing thousands of customers in over 60 markets, the Group employs a workforce of over 10,000 employees and is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices to empower the UAE’s social and economic development.