Kuwait Petroleum International win bid to open first petrol station in Luxembourg

Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) has won the bid for the opening of its first highway site in Luxembourg, localized on the E25 motorway from Luxembourg to Belgium (direction Belgium), according to KPI’s CEO Bakheet Al-Rashidi.

Al-Rashidi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Monday that the motorway site is considered to be one of the biggest in the world, adding that this achievement is an important milestone for Q8 for its 2030 Strategy as it will bring the company a step forward in reaching market leadership position in the Benelux. The Luxembourg government has officially confirmed the bid which means that Q8 will take over the station as of the first of May 2014, he stated.

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“The new site will contribute greatly to the success and the results of our company and I’m very happy with this remarkable new addition to the Q8 network” said KPI’s VP Strategy and Finance and Acting VP Europe Khalid Al-Mushaileh.

Al-Musaileeh praised the efforts of the team of Q8 at North West Europe and IDS organizations who worked very hard for this achievement, also expressing his gratitude towards KPI and KPC planning and Finance who supported this project. Moreover, he also praised the efforts of the former Kuwaiti Ambassador to Belgium Nabeela Al-Mulla in supporting the company’s project.

Managing Director Kuwait Petroleum North West Europe Azzam Al Mutawa on his part said “I’m delighted with this amazing achievement in winning our very first highway station in Luxembourg, this objective was a dream since 20 years”.

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Highway petrol stations in Luxembourg are well-known stops for tourists, since filling up the tank in Luxembourg is generally more advantageous in price than in other European countries. The new Q8 branded station on the E25 highway will not only meet price related expectations of customers, but will also concede to what car drivers are looking for nowadays, which is a 24 hours full service petrol station offering varied and complete services”.

The Q8 highway site on the E25 motorway will comprise 2 forecourts with 12 filling positions for trucks, 20 for cars and three for liquefied petroleum gas. Because environmental performance is considered as a great priority, Kuwait Petroleum is continuously looking to improve the energy-efficient construction of its stations.

Kuwait Petroleum Luxembourg is one of the major players on the Luxembourg fuel market with over 40 service stations. Apart from the sale of fuels, the company is also active on the market for the production, marketing and sale of Q8 lubricants, and also supplies fuels to professional end consumers and resellers. Q8 also produces and sells “special products”, including bitumen. Kuwait Petroleum Luxembourg owns one of the major depots in Luxembourg in Bertrange.

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