The station served the logistical needs of the Expo 2020 fleet prior to the world event and now serves the general public in District 2020, the human-centred smart community and organised innovation system that will become the physical legacy of the Expo after it closes on 31 March 2022.
The gas station has received LEED Platinum certification, an internationally recognised building certification system from the US Green Building Council. LEED verifies that designs and buildings have been constructed with factors that improve performance based on measures such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions, etc., making it the first platinum certified station in the world. ENOC exceeded the requirements by scoring 93 points, making it the first gas station in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
The design of the petrol station is inspired by the rich heritage of the UAE's traditions in the form of its national tree, the ghaf.
The canopy of the petrol station is made of 37 tonnes of carbon fibre, a lightweight and environmentally friendly material that is five times lighter and three times stronger than steel.
Photovoltaic solar panels and a 25-metre wind turbine power the filling station, which also recycles water and produces drinking water for the staff on site by converting moisture in the air into water molecules.
Advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analysis technologies will provide personalised services and retail offers to those filling up, and minimise waiting times. Electric vehicle charging is also possible.
In a bold move to integrate renewable energy to generate electricity and enable the station to be energy efficient, 283 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels have been installed to produce 143 MWh of solar energy per year, and a 25-metre wind turbine will produce 12.7 MWh of wind power per year. The project follows the ENOC Group's decision to integrate solar PV panels to power its network of service stations and is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.