First Fire Rated Products sold: A60 Doors for offshore project commissioned by Bunduq Company. First major marine sub-contractor project: topside refurbishment of ARAMCO’s Safaniya 4 to A.H.I. This was also the first EPM/EPC project commissioned to provide complete architectural design, supply and installation of 34 man accommodation for 3 decks of Safaniya 4 on ARAMCO’s 7000 tonne Oil Testing Vessel compliant with SOLAS 1974 and ABS Certification.
HSBC Private Equity acquired shares of Specialist Services Holdings Ltd, BVI, becoming the majority shareholder of the company. New group board members were appointed and Philip Bond remained as the Chairman of Specialist Services.
Specialist Services acquired ISO 14001 Environmental Standards and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
Received manufacturing License from China
Specialist Services received Manufacturing License of Special Equipment for Pressure Vessel A1 / A2 from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China.
Specialist Services Procurement, QHSE Department, Modular Buildings and Modular Hire division moved to the new facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Development Area, which acts as the company’s Centre of Excellence for the manufacturing of onshore and offshore modular buildings as well as Middle East & Africa Modular Hire centre.
Specialist Services secured major EPC contract for technical modular buildings supply for the ZADCO Island Surface Facilities (EPC 2) for UZ750.
Received PDA from ABS
Specialist Services received the Product Design Assessment (PDA) Certificate for Portable Accommodation Module from ABS Technical Office of Dubai Engineering becoming the first company in the Middle East to receive the PDA.