Dubai’s ENOC expands aviation global footprint by 70% in 5 years

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Dubai – ENOC Group highlighted its growing competencies globally in the supply of jet fuel at the Dubai Airshow held at Dubai South’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Over the last five years, ENOC has established a strong presence in the aviation sector internationally, with 70 per cent growth in its network. This year, the Group extended its jet fuel supply capabilities to India, Djibouti, Egypt, Mauritius, Georgia, Thailand and Italy, expanding its international operations to cover 143 airports across 23 countries.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “As a national oil company, we are committed to support our country’s ambitions of being a leading player in the aviation sector. Over the years, we have continuously enhanced our partnerships with airlines, suppliers and airports, which enable us to supply over 3 million US Gallons of jet fuel daily. With these recent network expansions, we plan to continue maintaining the highest standards of quality and operational excellence, both locally and internationally.”

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, the Group’s local aviation operations provides more than 55% of Dubai International Airport’s jet fuel requirements, through its two pipelines linking its storage terminals in Jebel Ali to the airport. The Group previously announced plans to extend a 16 km jet fuel pipeline to Al Maktoum International Airport, in order to meet the expected increase in traffic, in light of projections stating that the UAE will receive more than 25 million visitors by 2020. ENOC is also the sole supplier of JP-8 military grade jet fuel for military aircraft showcasing at the Dubai Airshow 2017.

The Group’s international aviation presence was established in 2002 and has since provided jet fuel to over 26 customers across airports in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Europe.

As a leading provider of jet fuel in the UAE for primary international carriers in Dubai, ENOC also offers fuel marketing services to UGAFCO in KSA and other oil companies in the region. The aviation business also offers services including market studies and fuel hedging. The Group’s aviation business also provides a comprehensive range of related technical services, including consultancy on quality control, operations, technical and EHS issues; design and upgrade of static and mobile facilities, including specifications; provision of aviation quality control and operations manuals; quality control and operations training; inspections; as well as feasibility studies for new aviation fuel infrastructure projects.

Last year, The Group’s aviation business received an appreciation award for the completion of 10 years as Associate Member of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) – a body that represents the global aviation fuel industry and ensures standards for aviation fuel handling, quality control and aircraft refuelling operations. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com