Are you looking for an accommodation solution for your vessel?

People working offshore live in restricted spaces and away from their families for weeks or months at a time. During this time, they are exposed to complex living and working condition in a harsh working environment. However, thanks to today’s technologies, safety measures and other solutions, you can create safe and comfortable living and working environments for your employees. At LABTECH, we are here to help you with various flexible accommodation solutions suitable for vessels, accommodation barges and floatels.

The Importance of a Safe and Comfortable Living Environment Offshore

Safety offshore should never be compromised. So, when choosing accommodation solutions for your vessels, you need to be sure your supplier is able to provide you with the best solution to keep your personnel safe. At LABTECH, we take safety very seriously. In fact, all our accommodation and other modules are built to the latest marine requirements, using IMO Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) as the primary guideline, as well as ABS and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) or individual Flag statutes, among others, depending on project-specific requirements. Furthermore, all our offshore modules are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to every mobilization, which is especially important during this COVID-19 period.

At the same time, you also need to consider comfort. Our FLEX accommodation solutions incorporate higher levels of comfort whole meeting the stringent safety requirements offshore. Our FLEX series features the latest digital, communication and entertainment technology as a standard. Each bed includes an individual LCD TV with CAT 6, HDMI, USB and audio connectivity. USB ports are also available for mobile phone charging, as well as network sockets with Wi-Fi option for each room.

Limited footprint on your deck? Our experienced engineering team will be able to assist you in the placement of the modules on your deck based on the footprint available, including solutions for stacking modules, if required, with supporting structures (walkways, stairways) for easy accessibility.

Custom-built solutions required? Despite our wide range of modules available from stock in our Modular Hire fleet, as well as our full capabilities for modifications, you might still require a custom-built option. In this cases, we have in-house manufacturing capabilities to provide you with a fully customised solution, where everything is done in our facilities – from design, engineering, project management, fabrication and commissioning. Our turnkey in-house capabilities ensure that we are always in full control of the products, which we are custom-building for our clients.

Flexible Accommodation Solutions for Hire

We consider the harshest environmental conditions your people are exposed to when living and working offshore. Therefore, apart from being safe and reliable, all our units are flexible, linkable, upgradable and comfortable, and can therefore suit your exact project requirements.

With easy ‘plug & play’ hook-up, our Accommodation, Utility and Office Modules can be hired as single units or as a complete complex. All hook-up services are conveniently located at the recessed end of the module to make it efficient for installation and hook-up offshore. Units can be stacked up to 4 modules high, complemented by the modular walkway and stairwell solution developed by Specialist Services.

1 to 12 Man Accommodation Modules

All of our certified offshore Accommodation Modules are designed to provide longevity and low maintenance service in the most demanding locations, whilst meeting the necessary safety requirements for offshore use. All our Accommodation Modules are A60, ABS, DNV 2.7-1 and CSC Certified Safe Area and come as standard size of ISO 20ft and 33ft. However, we pride ourselves in our flexibility to provide other size solutions where required.

Designed to offer a flexible lay down solution with minimal footprint, our FLEX 33 Accommodation Modules can be hired as single units or as a complete complex with the central corridor easily linking the units. These units offer you a flexible bed space from 1 to 12 man, as w unit consists of a central corridor and two staterooms, accommodating 1 to 6 persons. Each stateroom provides distinctive floorplan flexibility including bunks, lockers and desk removal or addition to meet your project specific requirements for maximised space efficiency.

Adding Utility Modules

To complement our Accommodation Units, you can also add certified offshore temporary Utility Modules. These come as standard size of ISO 20ft, but with our flexibility, we can provide also other size solutions where required. In addition, internal fit outs can be designed to meet your project specific requirements. Our A60 offshore Utility Modules range includes: Kitchen and Dining Modules, Freezer and Chiller Modules, Laundry and Ablution Modules, as well as Recreation and Fitness Modules.

Use Our Office Modules for Your Working Requirements

To fully support your offshore operations, we also provide a range of A60 offshore Office Modules, from 10ft to 33ft, as well as NORSOK units. Each unit can be outfitted and modified to perform different functions that suit your specific needs and requirements. Engineered and manufactured in house to the highest industry standards, all our Office Modules are designed to optimise workspace efficiency, meet environment and acoustic requirements, and house your equipment and resources in a safe and comfortable environment.

Modular Walkway and Stairs System

For your Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ), you also need a safe and easy access to the various units. All of our Accommodation, Utility and Office Modules can be stacked together and linked through our walkway systems. With limited space available on your vessel, accommodation barge or floatel, and to ease transportation, we have developed a modular walkway and stairs system that can be transported in a 20ft container. Each piece can fit together to form different layouts, as per your requirements.

Full Turnkey Solution for Your Vessel Accommodation Requirements

For modular TLQ projects on vessels, we also provide supply and installation at your vessel, accommodation barge or floatel as a turnkey solution. Our teams have decades of experience and technical know-how in performing installation services in coordination with your personnel and other contractors on site. All of our certified offshore

accommodation modules and facility support modules are designed to provide longevity and low maintenance service.

Contact us for more information. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your upcoming requirements.

Specialist Services Group Celebrating 38 Years

This year, Specialist Services Group is celebrating 38 years of operations as a global supplier of oilfield equipment, modular buildings and packaging solutions for people and equipment in the oil and gas, utility, petrochemical, power, renewables, and defence industries.

Throughout almost four decades, we have developed and refined an international capability in design, engineering, manufacture, installation, and support across our broad range of products and services. At the same time, we have also expanded geographically, with the aim of supporting our clients worldwide through our facilities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America.

A Brief Overview of Our Milestones

Founded in 1982 as ASCO Specialist Services, in 1985, Specialist Services became a sole proprietorship company owned by Philip Bond. During the first decade of its operations, the company provided quality products and solutions for some of the key players in the Oil & Gas industry, such as TOTAL ABK, Bundoq, Saudi Aramco, and Larsen and Toubro, among others.

Our Facilities

During the first 20 years, our facilities expanded first in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, followed by 15 years of global expansion first into South East Asia and Australia markets with Specialist Services Holdings Pte Ltd established in Singapore in 2010, and in Europe through the acquisition of Labtech Services Limited in Aberdeen, UK, in 2011. This was followed by the setup of a new company in India, Specialist Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., and two Joint Venture Companies with RedGuard from the USA, including RedGuard Specialist Services based in UAE (2016) and Specialist Services RedGuard based in the USA (2017).

Our Product Range

Known in the industry as a provider of reliable and internationally compliant products, we started with Buildings, fire rated products and EPC projects. Over the last two decades, we then expanded our solutions range by adding Modular Hire, Drilling, Testing, Production and Process Packages (DTPP), as well as turn-key Facilities Management Solutions.

Throughout the years, we have been continuously innovating our products and services, to provide the best solutions for our clients. Within our DTPP solutions, we lead the market designing and delivering onshore and offshore modular well test packages, we have produced the world’s first scalable and flexible modular early production facilities, and also developed and delivered a stand-alone process heater with Sil 2 burner management system for Zone II hazardous area installation. Within our Buildings product range, we provide fully modular living quarters and stressed skin living quarters, and recently we also introduced and delivered modular shooting ranges, modular blast-rated multi-level plant control buildings, and stand-alone self-sufficient blast-rated and gas over-pressured refuge buildings. Within our Modular Hire division, we have also developed the world’s largest ABS compliant offshore accommodation fleet.

Our quality assurance processes and certification verify that our products and services meet the highest quality standards. Our latest certification includes Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 450001:2018.

Our Largest Projects

Throughout the years, within our Buildings division, we have worked on various large projects, such as 58 Man Living Quarters for ConocoPhillips, Bongkot Phase 4A Living Quarters Platform for PTTEP in Thailand, a 50 man Living Quarters Extension for Chevron in Thailand, Local Equipment Room and Local Control Room Buildings for Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) in UAE, a Control Building for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in Kuwait, Substation Modules for National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and ADMA-OPCO in UAE, and the latest large project—70 Man 4-Level Living Quarter for Mubadala Petroleum in Malaysia, among others.

Some of Our Latest Achievements

In 2013, DNV GL awarded us the renewal of the DNV Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (or MSA), confirming once again Specialist Services’ high quality and reliable products manufacture, while in 2014, the Public Health and Safety Department of Dubai Municipality awarded Specialist Services as a role model organisation in the manufacturing sector for the management of occupational health and safety during the year 2012-2013. The same year, we launched the G4 Global, the first globally compliant office module, and received the Type Approval (TA) Certificate from ABS for 20ft A60 4 Men Portable Accommodation Modules. A year later, we launched FLEX 33 Accommodation Modules, compliant with the stringent ABS code.

In 2016, Zakher Marine International awarded us a rental contract for a 77-module, 150 man TLQ complex to accommodate ZADCO personnel offshore Abu Dhabi—one of the largest TLQ projects in the world. The same year, we also celebrated 6 million man-hours without Lost Time Injuries. Since 2017, we have been also achieving very high Customer Loyalty Score results, above 70%, and since 2019 over 80%, which reflect a high level of customer satisfaction with our solutions. This year, Abdul K. Molla, Welder at Specialist Services, won the first prize at SteelFab 2020 in UAE, proving the high level of professionalism of our employees.

This is just a short snapshot of some of our achievements, proving our quality and professionalism in all aspects of our business. While we are proud of what we have accomplished over almost four decades, we still have ambitious plans for the future.