Over 35 years of serving the oil and gas industry.


ASCO Specialist Services

Specialist Services was established on 20th July 1982 as ASCO Specialist Services.




Specialist Services

Specialist Services became a sole proprietorship company owned by Philip Bond, now Chairman.



First project commissioned

First project commissioned under Specialist Services: supply and refurbishment of accommodation modules compliant with SOLAS 1974 and Lloyd’s certification for Total ABK.

1986 - First Living Quarters


First EPM/EPC project commissioned

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.

1987 - First EPM-EPC


N.C.C. UAE facilities takeover

Specialist Service took over N.C.C. UAE facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1988 - N.C.C. UAE Facilities


First control modules fabricated in UAE

Subcontracted the design and fabrication of the first control modules to be fabricated in the UAE for installation in the North Sea for the AMOCO Netherlands Wellhead Protector Platforms.

1992 - First Control Modules


First living quarters module built in India

Awarded contract to design and manage the first living quarters module to be built in India for ONGC on an EPM basis with Larsen and Toubro for the HRC living quarters.

1996 - First LQ built in India


Move to Al Quoz

Specialist Services Project Management and Engineering moved to Al Quoz Industrial Estate, Dubai, UAE.

1997 - Al Quoz


Acquired ISO 9001

Specialist Services acquired ISO 9001:2000 (later ISO 9001:2008) certificate.

ISO 9001


Modular Hire business unit

Six accommodation units were manufactured and rented to Bibbyline in Qatar, and that commenced the Modular Hire business unit of Specialist Services.

2002 - Modular Hire Business Unit


HSBC became majority shareholder

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.

2009 - HSBC2


Established regional office in Singapore

Specialist Services Holdings Pte Ltd was established in Singapore, operating as the business development and customer service centre for South East Asia and Australia markets.

2010 - Singapore Regional Office


Move to new group headquarters

Specialist Services Management, HR, Finance & Accounts and Procurement moved to new group headquarters in Tameem House in Tecom, Dubai, UAE.

2011 - Specialist Services Head Office


Acquired ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

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.

New Photo - Tradition 2011 certification


Acquired Labtech Services Limited

Specialist Services acquired Labtech Services Limited in Aberdeen, UK.

Acquired O.I.L. Engineering Middle East

Specialist Services acquired O.I.L. Engineering Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2011 - Labtech Services Limited


New Centre of Excellence in Jebel Ali

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.

2012 - Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence


First FFED study

First FEED study for additional living quarters executed by Specialist Services for Transfield Worley.

2013 - First FEED Study


Secured major EPC contract

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.

2014 - Major EPC Contract


FLEX 33 Launch

Launched the new FLEX 33 cutting edge Accommodation Modules for worldwide application on ABS class vessels.

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