• Centurion
  • 20/02/2024


  • Expands Centurion’s presence in MENA with 50,000 square meter specialist fabrication, rental and services facility
  • Facility operated by Specialist Services, a Centurion company and provider of equipment, modular buildings and packaging solutions
  • Investment underscores commitment to advancing industry efficiency, reliability, and sustainability
  • Significant step towards positioning UAE companies and expertise at the forefront of global supply

Centurion Group (“Centurion” or “the Group”), a global leader in the supply of specialist rental equipment and services to critical industries, announces the opening of a new state-of-the-art 50,000 square meter waterfront fabrication, rental and services facility in Abu Dhabi. The facility is operated by Specialist Services, part of Centurion Middle East and North Africa, and will increase the Group’s capacity in the UAE by 40%.

The multi-million dollar investment demonstrates Centurion’s continued strategic expansion in the Middle East, both as a key growth market and supporting the UAE’s ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative to establish the country as a global manufacturer.

The launch of the facility is also a significant milestone in the diversification and expansion of Centurion’s portfolio, adding to the scale and expertise of the Group’s operations. Featuring an extensive 25,000-tonne waterfront load-out capacity, the facility offers open and covered fabrication spaces, ample storage facilities, and a modern office complex. The comprehensive range of operations housed within the facility includes design, engineering, and fabrication of modular buildings and rig refurbishment, as well as a diverse range of support services. Strategically located in Mussafah, a thriving industrial hub, it ensures streamlined access to key transportation routes, enabling efficient logistics and the smooth distribution of goods and services.

Centurion acquired Specialist Services in 2021 as part of the Group’s ongoing drive to expand its global footprint and services it offers to clients. Following the acquisition of Specialist Services, Centurion has completed a further 10 acquisitions, including five in 2023, continually investing in each of these businesses to support their growth and help them reach their full operational potential. These strategic acquisitions have significantly enhanced Centurion’s presence in structural growth markets and the industries served by the Group’s operations.

Commenting on the announcement Fernando Assing, CEO Centurion Group, said:

“Centurion’s investment in this new world-class facility further underlines our commitment to growing our presence in the Middle East and enhancing industry efficiency, reliability, and sustainability for our customers. We are extremely excited by the opportunities we see ahead for Centurion as we continue to deliver on our expansion and diversification strategy.”

Chris Ridley, Vice President, Centurion Middle East & North Africa, also commented:

“This strategic expansion is a direct result of our substantial long-term investment in Abu Dhabi. This robust fabrication, manufacturing, and service hub is poised to house significant projects that will enhance the UAE and global markets’ access to world-class products. It’s a significant step towards positioning UAE companies like Specialist Services at the forefront of global supply. Our multi-million-dollar investment plan is a testament to Specialist Services’ dedication to the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative and In-Country Value (I.C.V.) programs. Our commitment to the local economy is demonstrated by our development of local supply chains to support UAE businesses, a strong and robust Emiratisation program, as well as innovating cutting-edge engineering and processes to attract international investment in the UAE economy.”




Martin Robinson / Harry Cameron / Nina Chatrath

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About Centurion Group

Centurion is a global leader in the supply of critical services to the oil & gas, infrastructure, power, environmental and renewable energy industries. It combines the scale and the breadth of offerings in five main regions: the US, Canada, UK, Europe & Caspian, Middle East & North Africa, and Asia Pacific, with strong local presence in key energy markets to deliver value to customers around the world.

For more information, please visit www.centuriongroup.co.uk

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