History of sunbelt
Since its inception, Sunbelt’s commitment to its clients and employees has positioned it as a leading company specializing in H2S safety management. This philosophy has driven the way the division builds, manages and retains long-term relationships with its customers.
Today, with over 130 employees, Sunbelt’s head office is located in Dubai’s Investment Park with operational centers also in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iraq servicing mostly the Middle East market.
In 2011, following the acquisition of MIS, Sunbelt became part of the Lamprell Group, leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.
The sunbelt business continued to flourish and in 2001 a second operational facility was opened in Kazakhstan. This was followed by the opening of the Qatar facility in 2007 and finally, two further locations were set up in 2008 in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Sunbelt enjoyed strong growth in the middle east for much of the following years and in 1985, was taken over by Maritime Industrial Services (MIS), a well-known jack-up rig fabricator.
Set up to provide strategies and solutions for handling the deadly toxic Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas, Sunbelt was established in Dubai in 1979 when the partners of the original ‘Sunbelt – Lafayette’ legacy business based in the US split up.