UAE – Mubasher: Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) has opened the Service Station of the Future, located at the Expo 2020 site, to support the logistical needs of the global event's fleet.
The service station received the LEED platinum certification from the US Green Building Council, becoming the world’s first platinum-certified station, according to a press release on Monday.
The certification reflects that ENOC station's design has been built based on several factors, including energy savings, water efficiency, and CO2 emission reduction.
With a design inspired by the form of the UAE's national tree, the ghaf, the station is the first of its kind in the region to integrate an on-grid wind turbine to produce power and carbon fibre in the construction of its canopy.
The station also includes 283 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate 143 MWh of solar power annually and a 25-metre wind turbine for 12.7 MWh generation of wind energy per year.
The Group CEO of ENOC, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, commented: "The unveiling of this first-of-its-kind service station in the world, which harnesses the power of renewables, is a stepping stone in a new era for the future of fuel retail."
Meanwhile, the Chief Engagement Officer of Expo 2020, Manal Al Bayat, said: "Through its use of cutting-edge technology and integrated energy, ENOC’s Service Station of the Future reimagines what a service station can be, embodying Expo 2020’s vision of inspiring new ideas for a brighter future."