ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2016 (WAM)–ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Al Mareead marine service station in Ras Al Khaimah port, raising the number of its service stations in the emirate to 33.
The new station is the second of its kind that operates on land as a marine station, and the third within the ADNOC Distribution network that was built to the new design specifications and standards of marine stations within the UAE.
Serving fishermen, boat owners, and motorists, the station includes two islands located in-land and one marine island. The facility is fitted-out with three pumps retailing a range of fuels such as E-Plus 91, Special 95, and green diesel.
Speaking on the launch of the new marine service station in Ras Al Khaimah, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said, “With a finger on the pulse of the community we serve, ADNOC Distribution works relentlessly to meet the demands of all our customers – including fishermen and boat owners. We are committed to expanding our network of marine service stations as part of a more inclusive strategy to keep pace with the continuing growth and progress of the UAE.”
He added, “We will remain focussed on executing our expansion plans through increasing the number of service stations across all emirates – on a need-to basis. We aim to take the total number of service stations to 460 by end of 2017, including 22 new stations that will officially be launched before the close of this year.”
The new marine service station is equipped with floating dock and flood spot lights to provide competent service during night shifts as well. The station also features a fire-resistant design and incorporates fire extinguishers and other advanced fire-fighting equipment to put out any fire ignitions. In addition, it has also been provided with floating sea barriers and corridors for safety as mandated by the company’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards.
In line with ADNOC Distribution’s commitment to ensuring quality services to boat owners, the station provides fueling services 24×7. Customers can also make their necessary retail purchases at the ADNOC Oasis store. The new station also comprises an ATM machine, fast food restaurant, and shops for lease.