Enpark

Introduction

Enpark is a Business Park facilitating the growth of the energy and environment businesses in the Middle East. Strategically located in Dubai, Enpark provides easy access to vast untapped opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is an ideal one-stop platform to coordinate large projects and deploy new technologies across the region.

Enpark specifically caters to the Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Building, Recycling and Solid Waste sectors, by providing a cost effective business environment to serve their MENA markets.

Besides providing a full range of sustainably designed real estate products, Enpark also strives to provide its business partners with a platform to facilitate industry and regulatory collaboration, identify business opportunities and share their experience of regional operations, products and services with industry peers. Today, more than 40 companies, from Cleantech startups to large energy multinationals, operate under Enpark’s licenses.

The Energy and Environment Park (ENPARK) offers a tax-free business environment for energy and environment companies. Established in 2006, ENPARK provides a comprehensive support system to ensure the success of its Business Partners.

ENPARK provides an enabling platform for sustainable business operations through the integration of eco-friendly policies, standards, education programs and technologies, combining environmental, social and economic elements to reflect Dubai’s benchmark for sustainable development.

ENPARK is relentless in its efforts to spread the sustainability and environment concept. It ultimately aims to create a healthier and more sustainable future for the generations to come. Companies partnering with ENPARK can rest assured that they will be working in an environment that nurtures growth and allows them to tap into local and regional business opportunities.

The Enpark site is ideally situated in Dubai and occupies a prominent location between Al Khail and Emirates road highways. It is just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 60 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the U.A.E. Additionally, its located 15 minutes from Jebel Ali port for easy imports, exports and logistics operations.

Reason to Setup Company in EN Park

  • 100% personal, income and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital
  • Zero customs duty for goods and services
  • World-class infrastructure and services which enable successful and profitable operations
  • Ideal business environment for clients
  • Well known global, regional and local industry players
  • Cluster working environment which enables interaction and cooperation between companies throughout the industry’s value chain
  • State-of-the-art technology and advanced processes
  • One-stop shop providing governmental services – easy access to government and regulatory authorities
  • Easy, hassle-free registration of companies
  • Simple legal framework and company laws
  • 24/7 visa service
  • Services that add value – networking events, educational events,
  • Access to Knowledge Workers because of fast-track immigration process

 Dubai Energy and Environment Park Services

  • Company registration
  • Commercial licenses
  • Issuing of visas
  • Fit-out process

Company Registration

The registration and establishment of companies in Enpark is approved and regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority.

Types of Companies

Free Zone LLC (FZ-LLC)

  • A legal entity with shareholders as individuals and / or companies
  • At least one director
  • AED 50,000 minimum capital requirement

Branch

  • A branch of an foreign or local company – it is not a separate legal entity from its parent company
  • A branch has the same business activities as the parent company
  • There are no minimum capital requirements

Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority’s Registration and Licensing Department issues commercial licenses and permits for the FZ-LLC and Branches.

Commercial Licenses:

  • The business activities of the company must be in compliance with the licensing regulations issued by DTMFZA
  • DTMFZA must approve the company’s business activity
  • The client must lease a facility of DTMFZA (link to products below)
  • The license covers the operation of a business within the free zone
  • Licenses are valid for a period of one year and are renewable annually (penalty or termination for late license renewals)

Amendments to Licenses

The following changes to licenses can be requested by Enpark’s clients:

  • Change of company name
  • Change of company address
  • Change of director
  • Change of manager
  • Additional business activity within the segment
  • Change of business activity within the segment

Transfer of Shares

A FZ-LLC company set up at Enpark can amend its share structure as follows:

  • Transfer of shares to new or existing shareholders
  • Increase of share capital via new shares to existing or new shareholders
  • Decrease of share capital

Other Changes to Licenses

  • Merge or amalgamation of two or more companies inside the free zone
  • Change from Branch of an overseas company to a FZ-LLC
  • De-registration and cancellation of licenses

Business Sectors

Companies from the below business sectors can apply for registration at Enpark:

  • Energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency equipment
  • Transportation
  • Green building
  • Organic products
  • Air and environment
  • Water and waste water
  • Recycling and sold waste
  • Professional associations (non-profit organisations)

General Sectors

  • General providers of services
  • Consultancy services
  • Providers of property management services
  • Regional headquarters
  • Hotels and leisure facilities

Regulation

Enpark is regulated by the Dubai, Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) whose regulations are in line with global regulating standards, enabling the companies within the free zone to operate correctly.

Issuing of Visas

TECOM’s Government Services Operations (GSO) department is responsible for the issuing of visas. GSO also offers various other services, for example immigrations services, traffic and postal services with its one-stop shop.

Fit-Out Process

Enpark provides a “Fit-out Process” via TECOM’s Engineering Management Department which provides a one-stop shop service, handling the processes and approvals involved in setting up a facility.

Dubai Energy and Environment Park Products

  • BIO headquarters building
  • Enpark Executive Business Centre
  • Warehousing
  • Nucleotide Lab Facility
  • Plots of land

BIO Headquarters Building

  • Over 500,000 sq ft. of office space
  • Prime location: between the Mall of the Emirates and Motor City on Umm Suqeim Road
  • State-of-the-art architect: 22 story two twin tower structure
  • Various office sizes
  • Customized fittings and furniture to suit clients’ tastes and needs
  • Efficient interior office design
  • Private client access to facilities
  • Landscaped surroundings with water features and excellent sea views
  • Facilities management services
  • Shops and other facilities located between the towers
  • Easy access to housing and parks
  • Outdoor court
  • Double story car parking for 1144 vehicles
  • 24/7 security

Enpark Executive Business Centre

  • Ready to use modern furnished and equipped offices
  • Workstations in open space areas
  • Ideal for SME’s and start-ups
  • Central location
  • Fast visa issuing
  • Excellent IT and Telecoms
  • Conference rooms, training rooms
  • Common seating areas
  • Handling of guests
  • Housekeeping
  • Access to office equipment
  • Collection and delivery of incoming mail
  • Arabic and English newspapers
  • 24/7 security and maintenance services

Warehousing

Enpark offers warehouses which are ideal for light industrial activities in the fields of green building, renewable energy, water, waste water, recycling and solid waste. They are also convenient for storage, distribution, and logistics and can be used as showrooms.

  • Facility with 25 warehouses
  • Warehouse size 5,000 sq ft.
  • Landscaped surroundings
  • Loading and unloading dock
  • Easy access by trucks and forklifts
  • Easy and safe movement of heavy products
  • Ideal location for imports, exports and logistics activities – near Jebel Ali port and Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum Airport and major highways
  • Modern mechanical and electrical features
  • Fire and emergency systems
  • Roads between warehouse blocks
  • Catering facilities
  • Mezzanine floors which can be used as offices
  • Garbage disposal services
  • Own kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Prayer room

Nucleotide Lab Facility

Enpark’s state-of-the-art Nucleotide Lab is an office and laboratory facility ideal for activities such as energy production, research and product development and life sciences. It is the first LEED-certified laboratory in the MENA region.

  • 256,000 sq ft. of area for lease
  • Partly furnished office facilities for sales and marketing
  • Space for 160 biological or chemical laboratories
  • Labs built with Class III Bio-safety standards
  • Fully furnished business center
  • Retail facilities
  • Conference rooms
  • Showroom facilities
  • Excellent telecommunication and IT systems
  • Air exhaust and ventilation systems – labs have area for a biological safety cabinet with an exhaust system for filtering air
  • Temperature and pressurization control
  • Vacuum system
  • Water reverse osmosis / de-ionization systems
  • Acid resistant drainage & pH neutralization systems
  • Sterilized and top quality stainless steel mechanical equipment
  • Emergency power system (electrical and air)
  • Lab facilities such as water systems, vacuum / air systems and drainage systems
  • Heating ventilation and air conditioning systems according to specific requirements, compressed air system
  • Waste management and drainage system
  • Chilled water system
  • Electrical services
  • Safety features in line with NFPA standards and Dubai Civil Defense requirements: fire suppression system, fire alarm system, evacuation plan
  • Green features: indoor air quality, daylight, water and energy efficiency, recycling, reduced carbon emissions
  • Tenant design guideline for help in designing environmentally-friendly client facilities
  • Common areas and utilities
  • Car parking

Plots of Land

  • Over 10 million sq ft. land available for lease or sale
  • Ready infrastructure – road, electricity, telecommunications, water
  • Specific land development for environment & energy and the life sciences industries

Dubai Energy and Environment Park Major Clients:

  • Lukoil
  • First Solar
  • Averda
  • Conergy
  • ExxonMobil
  • Solar Reserve
  • Ecovar
  • Eco Ventures
  • SA Solar System
  • PTL Solar
  • Ethraa
  • EP&T Global
  • Cosentino

 

If you want to open business in EN Park, feel free to contact us.