WOQOD to Start Operation of Thirty Additional Stations this Year
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) announced that the company has recently floated tenders for the construction of four fuel stations along the Orbital Highway and the new truck road connecting Mesaieed, Hamad Port, Dukhan, Lusail and Al Khor. This was made after coordination with the Urban Planning Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Public Works Authority Ashghal and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, according to WOQOD CEO Engineer Saad Rashed Al Muhannadi.
The sites have been allocated large areas up to 20,000 square metres for the service of cars and trucks. An extra area of 20,000 square metres were also allocated adjacent to the petrol station for parking and rest area.
The design of the stations has taken into consideration the separation of entrances and exits as well as the internal movement between cars and trucks, for ease of traffic and to ensure smooth and easy provision of the required services at the stations. The design also took into account all the security and safety standards in accordance with the requirements and specifications in Qatar.
Engineer Al Muhannadi said the company has opened and operated eight stations this year. The construction work for another 26 permanent and mobile stations is underway, with most of the stations to be opened by end of 2018.
The stations at the following areas are on the verge of completion: Fareej Kulaip, Old Slata, Lusail City – Fox Hill, Hamad International Airport, Rawdat Al Hamama, Kharaitiyat, Al Gharrafa (Zaghawa), Wholesale Market, Mesaimeer South, Al Wakra, Al Thumama, Al Froosh, Al Aziziyah, Umm Ebairiya, Wadi Aba Saleel, Al Messila, West Bay and Onaiza-3. WOQOD is also ensuring the increase of dispensers in new stations with the number of fuel dispensers expected to be raised by 50% at end of 2018.
WOQOD is targeting to complete 120 fuel stations by the end of 2020. Engineer Al Muhannadi also said they will not miss any opportunity for construction of fuel stations on any land allocated inside and outside the city of Doha, to meet the need, regardless of the cost.
For more details on the status of fuel stations under construction and for completion, visit woqod.com.qa.