Creating a Safe City in Iraq

Client :  Iraq Government

Date and Duration : April 2013 – Ongoing

Place of Performance :  Bismayah City, South of Baghdad, Iraq

Prime Contractor : Major International Construction Company


Bismayah City is an $8bn dollar project, creating 100,000 housing units south of Baghdad, designed as a self contained ‘safe city’ where all entry and exit into the area is controlled.  Restrata was selected to design, develop and install the first of seven multi million dollar, high security checkpoints that will protect the entrances to the city.

Making a Safe City

The project brief required the design and construction of a system for the screening of all vehicles, small and large, and personnel, entering the city.  The resulting integrated Vehicle Screening and Checkpoint Control Solution on the first checkpoint, allows for the detection of IEDs, weapons, explosives and other contraband being transported by vehicles into the new safe city construction site.


Our experience with surveillance, access control and command and control systems allows us to design and implement successful solutions.

  • Project Management
  • Civil works
  • Installation
  • Under Vehicle Scanning Systems
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition
  • Road blockers & Drop Arm barriers
  • CCTV System
  • Backscatter Vehicle Scanning System
  • Mobile High Energy Large Vehicle Scanning System
  • Test and Commission
  • User Training & Handover

Long-term relationships with clients are founded on the work that is done for them long after installation of systems is completed.  Restrata has built a team of Iraqi technicians, led by experienced expatriates, that is providing a dedicated on-site presence, to provide a programme of preventative maintenance, and to ensure timely corrective/responsive maintenance.

Our maintenance teams are located in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil, and support a wide portfolio of oil and gas and infrastructure clients.  Our permanent team at the new Bismayah City high security checkpoint is an example of an extended relationship born of a project.