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Argus Security Project Balkans (ASP – Balkans) has been awarded the 4 years contract for “security services for the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia” this December 2016. This is the fourth contract awarded to Argus following a call for tender for similar services at the EU Delegation in Serbia.

“It demonstrates our company competences and professionalism in the field of security activities and our compliance to rules and regulations of EU tenders”, said Benoit Gros, newly appointed Argus Development Manager.

In addition, Argus welcomes the recent judgment of the General Court on the case between Argus and EUBAM (European Union Border Assistance Mission) Libya regarding the security services contract for an integrated management of the borders in Libya, awarded to Garda World.

On July 18th 2016, the General Court “annulled the decision not to accept the tender submitted by Argus and to award the contract to Garda World”. The judgement is now enforceable, since the Commission did not appeal the decision of the General Court.

Argus Security Services enters now in a new phase with a redevelopment process aiming at ensuring a sustainable structure. Argus Security Projects' companies have been organized around a holding company, Argus Security Projects Holding. This redevelopment will also enable an independent management of the subsidiaries under the financial control of the holding company.

The Holding structure includes ASP International (based in Cyprus) in charge of MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa zone, ASP Mauritania, with M. Ghassan Hanna as country Manager, ensuring security service to several important companies, including Total and Kinross, ASP Balkans, managed by M. Srdjan Kabadaic, and ASP USA, headed by Thierry Rouffaud, which recently signed a strategic agreement with Constellis (Olive Group, Triple Canopy Academy, Edinburgh International).

Argus also recruited a new development manager Benoit Gros, specialised in strategic and commercial areas, particularly in finance and corporate restructuring. Through Argus-Galea Consortium (AGC), Argus’ Parisian affiliate, M. Gros will be in charge of the relations with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and business development.

On March 27, 2015, four of our colleagues deployed in Libya including an Austrian, a Serb and two Jordanians were kidnapped in Tripoli, while carrying out a mission for the Italian Oil major ENI. The 9 month ordeal ended on January 12, 2016 when the two last hostages, Alex the Austrian and Srdjan the Serb arrived in Malta. The two Jordanians had previously been released on July 16, 2015. The release of the two Argus employees is the result of joint efforts of many parties including the European diplomatic missions to Libya, prominent Libyan stakeholders, official services and the dedication of Argus management from Europe to Washington, DC.

As of August 4th, Argus has started to operate in Luanda, Angola.

In order to expand its clients base in France, Argus has joined Galea by founding a new company based in Paris, Argus Galea Consortium SAS.