06/07/2014 Press release
OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE 1ST SOLAR POWERED SERVICE STATION IN NIGERIA
Total Nigeria Plc is a part of the Total Group, a global integrated energy company with operations in more than 150 countries and ranked 4th among the major players in the global energy industry. For over 50 years, Total Nigeria Plc has been a pioneer of highly novel and assertive value offers. Leading the innovative trend in Nigeria’s downstream oil and gas sector, Total is proud to unveil its new service station concept, T-air.
T-air represents Total’s commitment to environmental sustainability, innovation and premium customer service. Its eco-friendly design, transparent canopy, earthy and neutral color tones and green area create a warm and welcoming environment for Total’s esteemed customers. Therefore, whether customers fuel, service or wash their cars or simply get cold drinks at its Café Bonjour Shop, they are partnering with Total to build a more sustainable environment. The Total Group’s objective is to reinforce its network identity with a resolutely contemporary image, installations that are more energy-efficient and sales outlets that blend harmoniously into the environment.
Reflecting the Group’s determination to contribute to local development and establish long-term roots, Total Nigeria Plc has already rolled out numerous T-air projects, 58 already throughout Nigeria. The company plans to adapt its network of over 500 service stations spread across the country to this new identity by 2017, representing a considerable investment.
Total‘s newly refurbished T-air service station in Onigbagbo, Mobolaji Bank- Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, is a Solar Powered Service Station and is the first of its kind in both Nigeria and the West African sub-region. The station is equipped with SunPower solar panels, the most efficient solar panels manufactured in the world. Sun Power is a company of the Total Group. In line with its Committed to Better Energy initiative, the construction of the solar-powered service station is a part of efforts aimed at providing energy solutions that are efficient and environmentally friendly. At a time when governments around the world battle with ways of meeting their energy needs, Total believes that this initiative will add value to the Nigerian Government’s effort. The company also believes that with such an innovation, the cost of doing business will be reduced and this would lead to ensuring further investments for economic growth and development.
Being a more environmentally friendly station, it features Zero emissions of Harmful Green house Gases, Zero Noise pollution, and a renewable energy source. There have been some notable successes already: customers have been visiting this service station, in high numbers, even prior to its launch (taking place on June 12, 2014 at the station premises).
The quality of the welcome and clearer product and service identification characterise the new-look of Total service stations, which give priority to customer comfort and safety. In addition, with low-energy buildings, fitting more seamlessly into their environment, the new service stations reflect Total’s commitment to sustainable development