RUBiS Energy Jamaica has reopened pumps at its Company Owned dealer operated Old Hope Road Service Station following six months of wide-ranging upgrades. The service station located at, 94 Old Hope Road, Kingston, underwent extensive engineering works including construction of a new service station building, installation of a new canopy, fuel tanks and smart fuel pump control systems. RUBiS Old Hope Road is now fully operational and offers the full suite of RUBiS Ultra Tec Fuels, including Ultra Tec Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD).
RUBiS Service Station located at 94 Old Hope Road.
The Old Hope Road station upgrade was overseen by a team of Jamaican engineers and contractors as RUBiS has made it their mandate to utilise local labour and professionals in their service station upgrade project. The Convenience Store, C-Store, is not yet complete but is expected to be done and re-opened in the coming months. When fully operational the service station will employ 18-20 persons.
RUBiS’ CEO, Alain Carreau had high praises for the efficiency shown by the contractors and engineers and is pleased with the final result of the upgraded facility, which meets the international standards in safety and proficiency.
“I am extremely pleased with the work that has been done to have the service station reopened. RUBiS continues to invest in Jamaica not only from a fuel trading standpoint but also in using local labour for projects such as this, which is a mandate of ours. Only equipment which are not available locally did we source overseas, apart from that, this was all a Jamaican effort. The station meets and surpasses all international safety and operating standards, it is well lit and spacious and will provide additional employment opportunities for Jamaicans,” said Carreau.
The RUBiS Old Hope Road service station upgrade is part of the Petroleum Marketing and Bulk Distribution Company’s infrastructural upgrade project which will see further service station upgrades across the island. In the last two years, RUBiS upgraded its service stations at Windward Road, Old Harbour, Bridgehouse – Spanish Town and St. Ann’s Bay.
In addition to the infrastructural upgrades to the fuel tanks and pumps, each retrofitted RUBiS location boasts upgraded convenience stores, which provide a one stop shop by offering customers a variety of products and services including attractive food service options. RUBiS has also partnered with Wisynco Foods to open a Domino’s Pizza Theatre restaurant at its Red Hills Road Service Station, which was launched in November last year.