November and December have been busy months here at Saraji Group with the stand-up of three new projects for our security division, Mesopotamian Eagles Security. These new projects include:
- A 12 month contract award in support of CCC (Consolidated Contractors Company) in Iraq. The contract is to provide physical security services at the main CCC life support camp in North Rumalia, located on Contractors Row. Our services consist of a total on site security solution for the main CCC base camp in north Rumalia as well a dedicated Mobile security team.
- We have also been awarded a contract to support Bureau Veritas (BV) in Iraq. Initially, MES has been contracted to support BV while BV are contracted to ROO. The contract consists of one Mobile Security team and has been confirmed to grow to a minimum of 3 teams over the coming 3 months.
- And finally, MES has been awarded a further contract in support of Halliburton to provide security services on drilling rigs located within the Rumalia Oil field. MES will provide security services to the standards of ROO and this is the first security contract MES has been awarded in support of a ROO drilling operation so this is a turning point for MES.
We’re thrilled to be given the opportunity support the above projects in Iraq and are looking forward to working closely with all of them over the duration of their contracts.
The last few months of 2014 seem to have set a precedent for 2015 and we’ve no plans on slowing down with the stand-up of various projects planned Q1 of 2015.
THE 5TH OIL & GAS SHOW 2014
Saraji Group joined some of the largest companies operating in Iraq at the 5th Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Basra this month, the biggest event in Iraq’s oil & gas calendar.
The exhibition gave some 150 exhibitors and more than 8,000 visitors the opportunity to come together and share their knowledge of the industry and form lasting business relationships. Iraq offers remarkable business potential and Basra International Oil & Gas plays a crucial role in helping insightful entrepreneurs make the most of it.
Saraji Groups stand was placed in a prime location within the exhibition, attracting hundreds of delegates who got to see exactly why Saraji Group is becoming the market leader in security and logistical support services in Iraq.
Attending the show for the fourth year in a row, the company gave delegates and exhibitors alike the chance to win a 16GB iPad Mini simply by dropping their business card in to the prize draw at the companies stand. The impressive prize was won by a lucky exhibitor who had
their sales representative’s business card pulled from thedraw by Saraji Group’s Business Development Manager in front of the eagerly awaiting crowd on the second day of the exhibition.
THE SARAJI GROUP CAMP
Saraji Group are thrilled to have opened their new camp in November this year. Based just 15km South West of Basra City Centre and a short drive away from the airport, the new camp is the resident workplace for our senior management team and our supporting departments including HR, Finance, Operations, Logistics and Training. This enables us to assure our clients that today’s challenges will be dealt with swiftly and to the highest level.
The camp also has the capability to provide full board client accommodation with 24 modern and fully air-conditioned, en-suite VIP client rooms.
All rooms offer deluxe single/double beds and provide everything you need to ensure you feel at home and work when you need to.
The room rate includes:
- Fast and reliable Wi-Fi
- Your own personal refrigerator, stocked daily with snacks and drinks
- Desk & swivel chair
- Flat screen TV
- Laundry service
- Full board dining
- Access to gymnasium & business centre.
Offering full board accommodation, we have highly qualified and experienced chefs who offer a variety of cuisine from the Middle East and the West. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our Saraji Restaurant and is buffet style and we can also provide packed lunches to take off-site.
To find out more about our camp, please click here.
THE CURRENT SECURITY SITUATION
Despite assurances from a number of US analysts that the ISIS-led terrorist group were all but a spent force, ISIS have once again demonstrated their considerable operational presence by driving forward a number of offensives in northern, central and western Iraq. These have most notably included a series of deadly advances across large sections of Anbar Province, as well as repeated incursions into ISF secured areas near Baiji.
The ISF-led security forces have continued to press home their own operational advantages, however, post-liberation disputes have revealed the fragility of the alliances that exist between the different parts of the current security effort.
US-led air strikes continue to be the most effective military counter measure available, however, the re-deployment of ISIS personnel to more densely populated areas has considerably complicated their use.
Both the UK and German governments have pledged military advisors to the Iraqi government, complementing the US presence already embedded within the country. The Shi’ite religious period of Arba’een also passed with relatively few major incidents.
The security picture within the south east remains comparatively benign, with the majority of local violence being centred upon low level criminal, tribal or personal disputes, rather than any apparent terrorist agenda.
We hope you found this newsletter helpful, we will be sending these out on a quarterly basis so if there is anything you would like to hear about please let us know.