ESC Gulf is a joint venture between the Suhail Bahwan Group and Harnser Risk Group under the Chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed Suhail Bahwan.
ESC Gulf is the only Omani-based company who can deliver integrated security advisory services, including threat and vulnerability assessments, security design and crisis management to infrastructure organisations working in the energy, port and maritime sectors.
On the occasion of the launch Mr Stephen Gregory, the CEO of Harnser Risk Group stated that "The strong relationship between the UK and the Sultanate of Oman underpins the ethos that ESC Gulf has to develop skills and knowledge for Oman supported by Harnser Risk Group's experience in global infrastructure projects and security risk management." For the Suhail Bahwan Group, Mr Alex Borges, said that “ESC Gulf are looking to share their expertise in Oman and the Gulf region, ensuring that there is a transfer of knowledge and a wider industry dialogue to maintain the integrity and safety of this beautiful country".
Harnser was established to provide independent security risk advisory services to energy and transport companies operating in global markets, but particularly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Our clients include private and publicly owned utility and energy companies, port authorities, governments, the European Commission and NATO. We also work closely with owners and operators of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets, as well as governments seeking to increase resilience across all designated CNI sectors by managing those assets.
Our team brings together experience in corporate strategy, risk management, investor relations, intelligence, analysis, planning, technical design and quality assurance with the aim of changing how security risk is perceived. By raising the profile of security as a risk in it’s own right; with processes and measurable outcomes that meet best practice standards for risk management; external and internal stakeholder interests can be aligned and managed.
Reference Security Management Plan
The first is the Reference Security Management Plan [RSMP] This was written to help develop an Operators' Security Plan for owners and operators of energy infrastructure assets under the European Programme of Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP).
The Financial Aspects of the Security of Assets and Infrastructure in the Energy Sector
The second is a set of guidelines called The Financial Aspects of the Security of Assets and Infrastructure in the Energy Sector. These guidelines take into account the impact of security risk across all generic activities in the value chain and form the basis for a bespoke Business Impact Analysis. This will allow, for the first time, organisations to identify the true cost of managing genuine security threats and the cost of meeting growing stakeholder requirements.