77-module 150 man TLQ complex for Zakher Marine

Specialist Services designed and delivered their single largest rental contract till date for temporary living quarters (TLQ)

Zakher Marine International awarded Specialist Services a rental contract to deliver a 150 man, ABS certified TLQ complex for a minimum contract duration of 615 days.

Project: 77-module Temporary Living Quarters Complex
Client: Zakher Marine International
End User: Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)
Location: QMS Pearl jack up barge offshore Abu Dhabi
Project Completion: The project was handed over to the client on 1st September 2016

Project requirements

Zakher Marine required from Specialist Services the supply and installation of a TLQ solution designed to accommodate 150 POB, complete with a stairwell and walkway system on a minimal laydown area on the QMS Pearl Platform. The client specified A60 as the required fire rating for the modular complex in addition to required ABS certification for all modules. Most of the units were required to be Accommodation Modules, while additional units were required to be used as recreation rooms.


Specialist Services supplied Zakher Marine with the TLQ complex in line with all of the Client’s requirements, including 75 Accommodation Modules and two modules combined to form a larger recreation room, all ABS certified. To comply with the quantity of units required, during the short lead time provided, Specialist Services manufactured 10 new units and received another 10 units from their Singapore facility.

The delivery of all units along with the fabricated stairway and walkway system from Specialist Services facility in Jebel Ali to the Client’s site in Abu Dhabi required multiple trailers in rotation. On site, Specialist Services personnel showed outstanding professionalism and technical know-how in coordinating with the Client and other contractors throughout the installation of the modules on board the platform.

A concentrated effort by Specialist Services experienced team was necessary to facilitate the level of up front detailed engineering and commercial input required by Zakher Marine. Specialist Services teams in Jebel Ali yard and on site in Abu Dhabi worked tirelessly for four weeks to complete the project in this short lead time, demonstrating outstanding dedication and excellent work.


The TLQ complex has been installed on board of Zakher Marine’s new QMS Pearl jack up barge in September 2016, to be used for accommodating ZADCO personnel offshore Abu Dhabi for the duration of this contract.

This is one of the largest TLQ projects in the world today, which was awarded to Specialist Services based on their ability to design, supply and certify this complex project with a delivery to site lead time of only four weeks.

Specialist Services showcased its market leading technical expertise and, more importantly, its high standards of professionalism and teamwork. With the outstanding job done by everyone involved, an appreciation letter was issued to Specialist Services by Zakher Marine, where the Client congratulated the team for their dedication, hard work and successful completion of the project.

The TLQ complex is currently on rental at the QMS Pearl jack up barge offshore Abu Dhabi.