The service station will use multiple sources of energy, including solar and hydrogen
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) plans to set up a ‘service station of the future’ at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, it was announced on Sunday.
As the official ‘integrated energy partner’ of the Expo event, ENOC will set up the fully functioning, futuristic service station for the six months of the event, using multiple sources of energy, including solar, hydrogen and hydrocarbon.
“The burgeoning global population continues to put pressure on our dwindling natural resources, so finding optimum ways to source and deliver energy is critical to our future,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.
“Sustainability is one of Expo 2020 Dubai’s three key subthemes, and it is also a core focus area for the UAE.”
Through partnerships with ENOC and others, Expo officials say they hope to help educate and empower people to make changes in their in their lives and communities, as well as showcase cutting-edge examples of sustainability and technology.
“The prospect of ‘conecting minds’…will offer ENOC added impetus as we explore alternative ways of maximising existing and future sources of energy for the benefit of our people and also our planet,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of ENOC and managing director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
As part of the Expo event, ENOC will operate a number of Zoom outlets at the 4.37 square-kilometre Expo 2020 site.
ENOC Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi said that the Expo event will also allow the company “to demonstrate our commitment to the nation as we continue to invest in infrastructure projects that will fulfil the energy needs of Dubai and the UAE.”For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.