FAQ

Who do you work with?

Al Murabit has had relevant contracts in Iraq with a broad portfolio of clients including the following past and present: Standard Chartered, Hanwha, SNC Lavalin, Schwob Energy Services, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Trade Bank of Iraq, Total, GE, Final Mile Logistics, International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). Our senior staff have an impressive breadth of international experience covering O&G, Government, construction and engineering, the UN and NGOs among others.

Where do you operate?

Al Murabit is headquartered in Baghdad with a regional operational base in Basra and business development office in Dubai. Al Murabit now has over 450 employees across Iraq, the UAE, Korea and the UK.

Baghdad: Al Murabit’s Baghdad headquarters is 30 minutes drive from Baghdad International Airport. An independently managed office location it includes the HR, logistics, compliance and HSE departments as well as a state of the art Operations Centre that provides 24/7 oversight and situational awareness.

Basra: Ideally situated in the Burjesia area within the Southern Oilfields the Basra Operations Base is managed by the Regional Director and includes the following:

Both Operations Centres are fully functional C3I facilities, compliant with BP Security Minimum Operating Conditions (BP SMOC) and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development Readiness to Start Specifications and Standards (SIPD).

Do you have expat workers?

Al Murabit is part of Harlow International, an Iraqi-owned business conglomerate established in Baghdad in 2004.The unique strength of Al Murabit is the fusion of top quality expatriate management and real local knowledge from a carefully selected and well-trained local team. Currently we have 95% Iraqi local staff, all of whom are security cleared and trained to the highest standards.

Former British Army officers and non-commissioned officers manage the operational teams, who have extensive experience of working in challenging environments and operations in the oil and gas sector across the Middle East and Iraq.

Do we have international standards?

We believe that to serve our global clients we must adhere to international standards by providing the ultimate auditable assurance of our quality and consistency.

Al Murabit was the first security company in the world to be awarded the UKAS witnessed assessment on ISO 18788:2015 whilst on operations in Iraq. This is in addition to ASIS PSC-1.

The globally recognised benchmark is the highest accreditation in the security services industry; with Al Murabit also the first Iraqi-owned business to achieve this standard. UKAS is one of the most respected accreditation bodies in the world.

We are now in the process of gaining ISO 9001:2015.

Do we have a Meet & Greet service?

We have a dedicated representative from Al Murabit in Basra International Airport and Baghdad International Airport to facilitate the client immigration process on arrival at the airport

Do we have the SOC or other relevant pass to enter the southern oilfields?

Al Murabit vehicles and PSD teams have authorised passes from the South Oil Company to enter oilfields in the southern region of Iraq.