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Is this the future of refueling in Dubai?

ENOC Group pilots its first mobile fuel station which can be dismantled and relocated in just 30 days

Is this the future of refueling in Dubai?
The pilot station is in Arabian Ranches and with an anticipated capacity of 30,000 litres, ENOC will be able to fuel 400 vehicles per day. (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Dubai-based ENOC Group has announced that it is piloting its first mobile fuel station which can be dismantled and relocated in just 30 days.

The new fuelling format aims to cater to residents living in residential communities, and is equipped with one above tank fuel dispenser and a vending machine.

The fuelling unit is distinguished for its mobility as it can be dismantled, relocated and re-installed at locations without easy access to fuel in a month, ENOC said in a statement.

It added that it plans to place these fuelling stations in the parking areas of urban locations.

The pilot station is in Arabian Ranches and with an anticipated capacity of 30,000 litres, ENOC will be able to fuel 400 vehicles per day.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The growth in the number of UAE registered vehicles keeps pace alongside the growth in the country’s population. This is directly translated into greater demand for fuel stations in the years ahead.

"The anticipated 25 million visitors expected to visit the UAE ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai presents a need in the market to innovate and offer our customers a new fuelling offering, which will serve areas where it is difficult to build new stations.

"The success of this pilot can largely benefit us as we ramp up our service offering and network reach ahead of the Expo, largely due to the mobility of this concept.”

ENOC said the compact fuelling station is fully sustainable and has been equipped with solar panels and several technologies that contribute to enhancing energy efficiency, such as the Vapour Recovery System - a process that enables the recovery of 70 percent gasoline vapour emissions.

The new initiative comes just days after ENOC announced plans to expand its network and build 45 new stations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years.

The Dubai-owned service station operator currently has 14 stations across Saudi Arabia, and now plans to expand its presence to 59.

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