ENOC showcases efficient innovations at WETEX 2019
ENOC always supports initiatives that create and bring sustainable value to the nation, reflecting our commitment to support Dubai’s Smart City initiative, says Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC
Briefly talk about ENOC, including your portfolio of services and products?
ENOC evolved over the past 25 years and has established its positioning as a leading energy player operating across the value chain. The Group has grown into a key partner in Dubai’s growth story, fulfilling the emirate’s energy needs with uninterrupted supplies.
ENOC owns and operates assets in the fields of exploration and production, supply and operations, terminals, fuel retail, aviation fuel and petroleum products for commercial and industrial use. The Group’s general business operations includes automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services.
ENOC Group serves thousands of customers in over 60 markets, the Group has over 11,000 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.
Why is WETEX important to you?
ENOC is a Strategic Sponsor of the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX). The Group always had a strong presence at WETEX since 2012.
ENOC has always supported initiatives that create and bring sustainable value to the nation, reflecting our commitment to support Dubai’s Smart City initiative. We believe that WETEX 2019 offers a strategic platform to engage with key stakeholders, as it showcases the latest technologies in the water, energy, and environment sectors.
What solutions are you showcasing?
We are demonstrating the Group’s technological innovations that contribute to enhancing operational efficiency and energy efficiency across the upstream, midstream and downstream operations.
This year, we plan to showcase a number of initiatives as part of our participation in WETEX that demonstrate our commitment to introduce novel ideas and solutions into how we operate and enhance best practices. This includes ENOC Link, an innovative automotive refueling service intended to deliver fuel, to provide customer-centric services catering to the rising demands of convenience within the sector. In addition, we plan to showcase our Ghaf tree inspired service station, a one of its kind concept that incorporates cutting edge technologies and renewables to power the station and will be located on the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
We also plan to showcase alternative fuel offerings such as Biodiesel5, which is an advanced alternative green fuel introduced to the UAE to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. We will also highlight benefits of using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which results in fewer pollutant and Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions than traditional fuel, reducing the release of harmful emissions and decreasing air pollution.
How is ENOC integrating and promoting the use of renewable energies across its operations?
As the leading energy partner committed to fuel the growth of the UAE, we always seek to identify opportunities to introduce innovative solutions to contribute that play a role in enabling the country’s key infrastructure. Over the years, we focused our efforts on utilising clean energy sources to power our assets to minimize the environmental impact resulted from the dependence on fossil fuel generated electricity.
Last year, the Group converted its Lubricants and Grease Manufacturing plant (DLPP) located in Jebel Ali, to fully operate on solar energy. This marks the completion of the first solar powered lubricants blending plant in the UAE and underlines ENOC’s efforts to leverage renewable energy to power its assets, in line with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES).
More than 300 photovoltaic solar PV panels have been installed on the roof of the 1,000 square metre warehouse, which will generate over 160,000 kwh/year of electricity, sufficient to meet the annual electricity consumption of DLPP. Excess electricity will be transmitted back to the DEWA grid.
ENOC’s initiative complements the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to achieve 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy needs from clean energy sources by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.
Supporting this, ENOC has already been building solar powered service stations with the first station opening in 2016. Today, ENOC operates more than 10 solar powered service stations across Dubai and has previously announced its plans to power all future service stations by solar PV panels.