By Sam Bridge
Ghaf-tree inspired service station is now 40% complete and will be open to the public as part of the Expo 2020 site's legacy phase
ENOC Group has announced that it expects to complete work on its "service station of the future" at the Expo 2020 Dubai site in June.
The Ghaf-tree inspired service station - the region’s first LEED Gold certified service station - is now 40 percent complete and will be open to the public as part of the Expo 2020 site’s legacy phase.
During the first phase of testing, the station will service 500 official Expo 2020 Dubai vehicles that cater to VIPs officials. It will be equipped with six pumps to serve up to 80,000 litres of fuel, which can fuel up to 2,000 vehicles daily.
Using smart, energy-efficient and renewable solutions including wind turbine generated power and photovoltaic solar panels, the service station will achieve overall power savings of 48 percent.
The clean energy initiatives will also help reduce 100,000kg of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the benefit of planting 114 trees annually.
High efficiency LED fixtures will be used to save up to 30 percent energy compared to regular LED and 60 percent compared to conventional lighting. A navigation lighting system with motion and occupancy sensors will also allow up to 15 percent savings in energy.
Additional energy conservation measures include the use of low-flow water fixtures targeting at least 40 percent reduction from baseline water consumption.
The wind turbines with a capacity of 5kWp output will convert renewable wind energy to electrical energy with on-grid net metering facility. The service station also comes with chargers for electric vehicles.
ENOC said vapour recovery systems will be onsite to recover gasoline vapour with 70 percent of all fumes converted to fuel.
Powered by advanced multimedia and interactive modern electronic dispensers with cashless payment capabilities, artificial intelligence technologies such as advanced data analytics will reduce queues and waiting times, enhancing the overall customer experience, ENOC added.