RAK: ENOC to construct UAE’s largest Tasjeel facility
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has joined hands with the General Resources Authority (GRA) in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), to build the largest comprehensive retail outlet in in the emirate. The agreement comes in line with the group’s commitment to further expand its footprint across the UAE.
Also known as the RAK Auto Village, the new project will spread over an area of 50,000sqm, and will include the UAE’s largest Tasjeel facility for vehicle testing and registration needs, along with a service station, and retail outlets, thus providing comprehensive service to more than 1,000 vehicles daily.
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, ENOC Group CEO, said: “The growing demand for service stations and vehicle testing facilities is directly linked to the country’s rapid population growth. Through our partnership with the GRA, we plan to launch the largest ENOC retail outlet to cater to our customers in the Northern Emirates and reiterate our commitment to contribute to the expansion of our country’s key infrastructure.”
Major General Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, the commander-in-chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, commented on the announcement: “RAK Auto Village aims to expand its services to the public which will exceed their requirements and expectations. This new project is state-of-the-art in all aspects and will serve the Emirate, especially the southern part of Ras Al Khaimah. The ENOC facility will enable all motorists in the area to make full use the service station and take mandatory tests that are required for vehicle registration.”
The station will feature several energy saving technologies such as LED lights; variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology for the air conditioning system, which saves 35% of energy as compared to the conventional AC system; and the vapor recovery system, which uses a process to recover vapour released from the petrol dispensers and storage tanks and condense it back into fuel form, and is expected to convert up to 20,000l of fuel.
Jamal Al Tair, the chairman of the board of GRA, said: “Today, we are witnessing another milestone added to ENOC’s accomplishments. We are happy to announce this collaboration which emphasises our commitment to provide our customers with the best and highest service standards.”
He futher noted that in line with the group’s mandate to enhance energy efficiency across its operations, the new service station will include provisions to install solar PV panels on the roof of the service station canopy and Tasjeel centre. Motorists visiting the service station will be able to access a variety of amenities, including Zoom convenience store, Pronto, and AutoPro, along with a variety of F&B offerings.
Currently, Tasjeel owns and operates 13 sites and three mobile units in Dubai, Sharjah, Khorfakkan, Al Dhaid, and Hatta, which use state-of-the-art equipment. With more than a million customers in the UAE, Tasjeel provides fast, convenient vehicle testing and registration services.
Check out our feature on ENOC Retail in our November 2017 issue, with an interview with Zaid Alqufaidi, managing director of ENOC Retail.