Specialist Services Hosts Blood Donation Campaign

Employees from Specialist Services, part of Centurion Group, recently took part in a blood donation campaign, held at their office in Dubai.

The campaign was earlier in August in support of the region’s ongoing need for blood in local medical facilities. This campaign was organised in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), who provided a fully-equipped bus at the Specialist Services premises, where employees donated blood.


In a remarkable display of community spirit and compassion, the event saw a fantastic turnout, with 40 dedicated employees stepping forward to contribute to the cause and donating blood!

Giving blood saves lives around the world every day – it plays a crucial part in the treatment of people who are critically ill or injured, and healthcare services rely on voluntary donations to maintain supplies of blood in order to treat those in need.

We are proud of each and every employee who selflessly stepped up to contribute to this noble and critical cause – well done to the Specialist Services team for the outstanding contribution to the local community!

Specialist Services Employees Provide Technical Expertise for Key Industry Publication

We are pleased to share with you a recent key technical paper co-authored by Natalie Chee, Regional Sales Manager and Rosario Bangit, Senior Structural Engineer at Specialist Services – part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa.

The paper – entitled Blast Resistant Refuge Modules in Hazardous Environments – was presented during the 14th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures in Singapore in March. Natalie and Rosario were requested to contribute to this important paper due to their extensive and demonstrated industry experience.











As specialists in the provision of cutting-edge, safety-driven blast resistant modules to customers in the global critical industries, Specialist Services is proud that this paper will play an important role in the future development and innovation of blast resistant modules.

The success of Centurion is our people, and we recognize our team of global experts that make tangible and meaningful contributions to the industries we serve.

Read the abstract for Blast Resistant Refuge Modules in Hazardous Environments.

Specialist Services Does The Right Thing, Participates in Major Local Charity Event

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa (Centurion MENA), is pleased to have participated in the Al Noor Family Fun Fair 2023 charity event.

Held by the Dubai-based Al Noor Training Centre, the Family Fun Fair raises funds to contribute towards the support and education of students with special needs. 52 Specialist Services employees and their families took part in various activities throughout the day – including a 4km walk/run, football matches and more, raising an outstanding AED 2,353 through their participation.

The team also purchased 60 customised t-shirts made by Al Noor Centre students – the cost of which (AED 3,000) was donated to the charity’s training programs and operating costs.

Giving back to the communities in which we operate is a cornerstone of our ethos, and we are proud to have supported this important charitable initiative.

Specialist Services Celebrates International Women’s Day

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa, is pleased to have honoured their female employees for International Women’s Day.

The hard work and dedication of the women at Specialist Services’ Dubai office have been key to the success of the business over the years. These women and their many contributions were highlighted and celebrated on International Women’s Day by the entire Dubai office.

At Centurion, our people are our strength, and we are committed to diversity, always. Well done to the Specialist Services team for celebrating their female colleagues!

Specialist Services Does The Right Thing, Puts Its People and The Community First Through Key Initiatives

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa (Centurion MENA), continues to put its people first through key social initiatives.

To support employees’ health, the Specialist Services team organised a free flu shot campaign for those who wished to get vaccinated, and supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a series of informative events and free examinations held by a doctor from the Aster Clinic in the UAE.

The Specialist Services team also celebrated Diwali – the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world – in their UAE and India offices by wearing traditional clothing, making a Rangoli and distributing traditional Indian sweets. Employees also took part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge throughout November – a collaborative fitness event encouraging 30 minutes of exercise every day.

By undertaking these important initiatives, Specialist Services continues to ensure the wellbeing of their most important asset – their people.

Specialist Services Puts Sustainability First, Invests in Green Merchandise for Employees

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa (Centurion MENA), have invested in sustainable staff merchandise.

The merchandise was sourced from an eco-conscious supplier that uses recycled plastics and champions world water conservation initiatives. By choosing this supplier, Specialist Services has directly contributed to 252,000 litres of water being saved and 3,400 plastic bottles reused, as well as contributing to providing 68 individuals safe drinking water and sanitation for two years. Specialist Services also received a certificate of social enterprise contribution for their support.

Following responsible business practices is a cornerstone of Centurion’s ESG strategy, and by investing in this merchandise, Specialist Services is doing their part to put sustainability first.

Specialist Services Achieves ISO 29001 Certification

As part of Centurion’s commitment to Service Quality, Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa, has recently received the ISO 29001:2020 certificate from LRQA.

Specialist Services’ Quality Management System (QMS) has been certified to ISO 9001 since February 2000. In July of 2022 the Dubai-based brand achieved ISO 29001 certification – which defines the QMS requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of products for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.

This is a significant achievement that reflects Specialist Services’ stringent approach to quality management and adds value and credibility to the entire business.

The Specialist Services QMS is currently certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 29001:2020, ISO/IEC 80079-34:2020, ASME Section VIII Div. 1 and Div. 2 (U, U2, R), and DNV QMS for MSA.

Specialist Services Celebrating 40 Years in Business

July 2022 marks 40 successful years in business for Centurion Middle East company Specialist Services.

This is an extraordinary achievement that demonstrates the strength of Specialist Services, its strong industry reputation and the incomparable service they provide to their customers. It is also a reflection of the expertise, loyalty and commitment of all its employees. Our people are our greatest assets and the cornerstone of our business – without their hard work and dedication, achievements such as this wouldn’t be possible.

Specialist Services was formed in the UAE in July 1982  From the first modular buildings, fire-rated products and EPM/EPC projects in the 80s, the company has grown significantly in scope and scale, continuing to innovate and comply to international standards and accreditations, introducing new products, and growing the business locally and internationally.

Still based today in the UAE, Specialist Services has developed an international capability in design, engineering, manufacture, installation and support across a broad range of products and services, including Engineering, Technical Modular Buildings, Modular Rental solutions, Drilling, Testing, Production and Process Packages, Facilities Management Solutions and Service. With more than 100 products and services currently in its portfolio, Specialist Services has completed over 10,000 projects in the last four decades for clients in more than 70 countries around the world.

In June 2021, Specialist Services joined Centurion Group, a global leader in the supply of rentals and services to critical industries. Being part of an international group with significant financial resources like Centurion has allowed Specialist Services to continue to expand and take advantage of the opportunities in the wider Middle East region.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all current and previous employees, as well as all our clients, vendors and partners, who helped us grow over the years, and we look forward to the next 40 years.

Specialist Services Celebrates 2 Million Man-Hours Working Safely

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East, has achieved another outstanding HSSEQ achievement in April – 2 million man-hours of work in their UAE facilities without any Lost Time Injury (LTI) and zero Total Recordable Cases (TRC) for over two years.

To drive home the significance of this milestone – and coinciding with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 – the team held a key company-wide safety meeting to celebrate the achievement and discuss current HSSEQ protocols and practices.

As part of a Centurion – known globally for its strong and uncompromising culture of safety – Specialist Services always puts the wellbeing of its people front and centre. It is because of this commitment to health and safety, coupled with its robust competence assurance framework, that Specialist Services were able to reach this important milestone.

Kirankumar Nagare, QHSE Manager at Specialist Services said: “We have invested in numerous initiatives to protect people, ensuring they understand the vital importance of safety-driven working practices. Leaders at all levels within the organisation have shown great commitment in developing and enhancing a positive HSSEQ culture, which was essential in reaching this significant result”.


In the photo on the left: Ian Rogers, CEO, and HSE Champion Award recipient, Kannan Muthaiah
In the photo on the right: Ian Rogers, CEO, and Best HSEOC Award recipient, Haru Nur Rasheed

“This achievement is a reflection of our tireless efforts and commitment to HSSEQ – including educational awareness and training programmes, seeking feedback, promoting best practice, and yes, on occasion, disciplining non-conformance. It is truly about putting our employees first, ensuring they care for themselves and others, for their tools, the environment, and the work they produce,” said Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at Specialist Services.

Specialist Services Announces New Monday to Friday 4.5-day Workweek in UAE Facilities

In line with the UAE governments’ strategy to help achieve business continuity and alignment with global economies, our facilities in the UAE will be altering their working times, effective from 1st January, 2022.

Initiated by the UAE Government earlier this month, the transition to the new working week is “in line with the UAE’s vision to enhance its global competitiveness across economic and business sectors, and to keep pace with global developments,” said the Abu Dhabi government media office. Furthermore, the extended weekend, from Friday afternoon until Sunday, is part of the UAE Government’s efforts aimed to enhancing social wellbeing in the country.

The key change is Specialist Services’ office new 4.5-day working week, with Saturday and Sunday as the new weekend (instead of the previous Friday and Saturday weekend), which will make the working week aligned with Western schedules.

This change in working days will also improve the communications and cooperation with the teams in our regional offices in Europe and Asia, with Centurion and our sister companies based in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, as well as with our clients, vendors, business partners and other stakeholders based in various regions.

Following the New Year’s office holidays from December 31, 2021, to January 2, 2022, from Monday, January 3, 2022, the Specialist Services Headquarters office in Dubai will operate:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:00-16:30
  • Friday: 7:00-12:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

From Sunday, January 2, 2022, the Specialist Services yards in the UAE will operate:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 7:00-16:30
  • Friday: 7:00-12:30
  • Saturday: Closed

The new Monday to Friday working week will come into effect on January 1, 2022.