Emojet, the joint venture project between Emirates General Petroleum Corporation ‘Emarat’, and ExxonMobil for Jet Fuel, signed a fuel concession agreement with Dubai Airports to operate as a fuel supplier at the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The agreement will enable Emojet to operate as one of the suppliers of fuel and refueling services to airlines at Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International, thus contributing to Dubai’s future growth aspirations.
Signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Abdulrahman Qassim Al Ali, Commercial Sales Manager at Emarat, Mr. Michael Gouzerh, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ExxonMobil for the Middle East, Mr. Tony Astor, Consultant with Dubai Airports Company, Mr. Nassar Ibrahim Nassar, Manager Aviation Operations at Emarat, and Mr. Salem Ahmed bin Suloom, Manager Aviation Sales at Emarat.
Mr. Abdulrahman Al Ali, said that the agreement with the new Al Maktoum International Airport is in perfect harmony with the aspirations and ambitions of “Emarat”, the development of services in accordance with the requirements of the markets, and emphasizes the growing, important and vital role of institutions and national companies in supporting the national economy
He added that the joint venture is considered to be one of the major jet fuel companies in the region. Since it was established in 1992, the joint venture has become a major milestone in Emarat’s march towards success and has introduced Emarat to the International and regional jet fuel supply market.
Mr. Al Ali pointed out that Emojet provides jet-refuelling services to Emirates Airlines and many international and regional airlines operating out of Dubai International Airport. Since its inception, the size of its operations has increased significantly through the use of the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, and special applications related to safety and the environment. Emarat also operates in Sharjah and Fujeirah International Airports.
As part of Emarat’s endeavor to further expand its investments and enhance its operations, the Corporation has extended its joint venture agreement with ExxonMobil. Established under the name “Emojet”, the agreement to provide jet fuel to carriers at the Dubai International Airport has been extended for another ten years. Emarat has increased its controlling interest by taking over an additional 5% of the shareholder’s interest.
So far, Emojet has received seven awards from ExxonMobil, including Wings Award, Regional Airport of the Year Award in 2003 for Africa and the Middle East and again in 2008 for Europe, Africa and the Middle East in recognition of its flawless operations in refueling nearly 18500 aircrafts safely. The company also won the National Wings Awards for the years – 2001, 2004 & 2005 and the International Wings Award in 2006 and once again a National Wings Award in 2008.
Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International is targeted to become the world’s largest airport in terms of volume and size upon completion, occupying an area of 140 square kilometers with a capacity of 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo per year.
Phase one of the airport, which opened for cargo operations on June 27, 2010, features a single A380 compatible runway, a passenger terminal with a capacity of 5 million passengers per year and a cargo terminal building with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year.