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Expo 2020 Dubai: Service station of the future is unveiled on site

Dubai’s Enoc has unveiled the ‘service station of the future’ at the Expo 2020 site.

The station was built with energy efficiency in mind and is the first in the region to come equipped with an onsite wind turbine for generating power.

It also came kitted out with more than 280 solar panels, which were expected to create 143 megawatt hours of power each year.

Reem Al Hashimy, director general of Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Enoc group chief executive, were present for the unveiling.

Energy conservation at the station will be enhanced by the use of carbon filtration technologies to recycle and reuse grey water, which is accumulated from sinks and other appliances, for irrigation.

The station is also fitted with drinkable air units that convert water molecules from humidity to drinkable water for staff on

site.

The design of the new station also takes inspiration from the national tree of the UAE, according to organisers.

The station was built to play a key role in supporting the expo fleet as well as serving the general public.

“Our presence at Expo 2020 is also underpinned by the unveiling of the service station of the future, a fully functioning, futuristic service station that incorporates multiple sources of energy,” Mr Al Falasi said.

“Incorporating the design of the ghaf tree, the station is symbolic of the shared ambitions of Enoc and Expo 2020, which seeks to be one of the most sustainable World Expos, supporting the UAE’s wider commitment to innovative approaches to sustainable development, and creating a meaningful legacy for the region,” said Manal Al Bayat, chief engagement officer of Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 was due to begin in October last year but due to the pandemic was postponed until October 2021. The Expo site is currently open for visitors, read our full guide here.

Updated: February 22, 2021 05:29 PM

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