WOQOD Unveils 5-year Plan, Set to Establish 100 Fuel Stations by 2018 / 3

As for butane gas, WOQOD is its exclusive provider in Qatar through steel and SHAFAF cylinders as well as fixed tanks for houses, residential compounds, restaurants and hotels. WOQOD adopts the latest international standards for safety and security and is keen on raising awareness among consumers about safety rules and procedures, the press release noted.

The new five-year plan includes a project for expanding and developing the gas refill station in the industrial zone, in addition to focusing on accrediting more companies in the field of installing fixed line tanks. The accreditation process is based on the qualifications of these companies and meeting the latest and highest international standards.

The plan also envisions the increase of points of sales and distribution of SHAFAF gas cylinders, including all WOQOD’s new established stations which will have a new distribution center, as well as a program for the total replacement of all steel cylinders in Qatar with SHAFAF cylinders. The replacement is to take place gradually without stirring any confusion in the local market and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

WOQOD also cooperated with Qatar Petroleum to expand the scale of using compressed natural gas (CNG) in transportation, where Muwasalat Transportation Company is currently using CNG in its vehicles. This usage is expected to increase to a wider scale in the coming years.

On Sidra convenience stores, WOQOD said there are currently three centers operating at the Educational City, Katara Cultural Village and WOQOD Tower while five other stores are still in the design phase and are expected to conclude by the end of the current year or early 2015. WOQOD currently plans to increase the number of Sidra convenience stores to 25 by the end of the five-year plan.

In addition to the previous projects, WOQOD is currently working on a large central depots project in the industrial zone, a project expected to finish by the end of 2014. The company is also working on many other projects at Doha depot in the Mesaimeer area as well administrative offices. (END)

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