Specialist Services Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement With ADNOC

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic collaboration agreement with ADNOC.

Under the agreement, Specialist Services, who have a long and well-established relationship with ADNOC, will manufacture Process Equipment, Skid Mounted Packages, Technical and Accommodation Modules, and Pre-Assembled Racks / Pre-Assembled Units (PAR/PAUs) in the UAE for various ADNOC projects.

The three-year agreement was signed last month during ADIPEC 2023 and will support ADNOC’s push to boost the growth and diversification of the UAE’s industrial sector. The partnership aligns with the UAE government’s ‘Make It In The Emirates’ initiative, which ADNOC has supported by identifying AED70 billion ($19 billion USD) worth of industrial products to be manufactured locally by 2027.

The collaboration between Specialist Services and ADNOC is supporting industrial growth in the region and reflects the commitment of both organizations to help establish a sustainable supply chain and industrial ecosystem in the UAE.

The Specialist Services team has consistently gone the extra mile to deliver industry-leading work for ADNOC for a number of years, leading to the signing of this important new agreement.

From left to right: Philip Luis Gonzaga (Marketing and Pre-qualification Executive at Specialist Services), Ahsan Waqar (Regional Sales Manager at Specialist Services), Percy Alex (Manager – Rental Segment at Specialist Services), Dr. Saleh Hashem Alhashmi (Director of Group Commercial & In-Country Value Directorate at ADNOC), Kevin Murphy (General Manager – Buildings Segment at Specialist Services), Adeel Naqvi (General Manager – DTP Segment at Specialist Services), and Pankaj Sali (Regional Sales Manager at Specialist Services).

Visit us at Future Land Forces

Specialist Services, a Centurion company, will be exhibiting at the Future Land Forces Conference and Exhibition 2023.

Taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw from 7th to 9th November 2023, the Future Land Forces Conference and Exhibition will see Specialist Services showcase our deployable technical infrastructure capabilities and connect with key partners in the government and military sectors.

At our stand, we will be presenting Specialist Services’ design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and support capabilities for technical infrastructure that facilitates the deployment of military capabilities on a global scale.

Visit stand 38 to find out more about how we can support your mission requirements and get in touch in advance to schedule a meeting during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at Future Land Forces.

Specialist Services Joins the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2023

Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East & North Africa, is excited to announce its participation in the 7th edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, taking place from October 28 to November 26, 2023.

This initiative, founded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, aims to inspire individuals to lead healthier, more active lives and adopt a fitness-focused mindset.

The Dubai Fitness Challenge is a month-long celebration of regular fitness and wellness, encouraging participants to complete 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 consecutive days, known as the “30×30 Challenge.” Specialist Services is proud to support this endeavor, recognizing the profound impact it can have on individuals’ physical and mental well-being.

With over 2.2 million people already inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge since its launch in 2017, the event has become a significant platform for fostering a healthier lifestyle. By participating in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Specialist Services reaffirms its commitment to doing the right thing by promoting health and wellness within the community.

We look forward to actively engaging in the challenge and we invite you all to join us!

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.