A team of remote site specialists, COG offers the planning, building and management of your camp. What sets us apart from our competitors is that every aspect of camp life from design to office creation, catering to security is dealt with ‘in house’. We truly know camps and we can provide our services (whether that’s just part of our offerings or the entire camp setup) in any part of the world. No location is too challenging.

Here are the services we offer:

COG have a superb expatriate construction and maintenance team who built Chelsea Village and continue to expand it. Due to the high level of comfort and security within Chelsea Village, several of COG’s clients were requesting office space within the compound. COGs technicians designed and converted fully insulated sea containers that can comfortably accommodate up to five work stations. COG now offer these services not only to resident companies, but those companies that require additional space on their own camps be it offices, en-suite rooms, gyms, recreation centres or ablution blocks. Furthermore these custom built containers can be bought, rented or, if the client provides the containers, converted to order.

Cognitive Designs can bring a little bit of home into your compound and take out the sterility that is so often prevalent on remote locations. Our interior designer can not only re-design your space, but source all the required products and materials, including recycling current materials, arrange shipping and transport, and complete the re-fit using our trained expatriate crew of skilled electricians, plumbers, craftsmen and decorators. All of this can be achieved within a pre-agreed budget and agreed timelines (shipping times permitting).

Chelsea Village guests enjoy clean World Health Organisation-standard drinking water straight from the tap thanks to the WaterCap mobile plug and play Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems. Pre-engineered and modular in design, they allow for simple connection and maintenance making them ideal for remote areas. The systems can transform water – from sub-surface and deep-well aquifers with high salinity levels through to sea water – into clean and safe drinking water. Our Mobile Water Treatment Plants can be skid mounted and containerised to suit any environment; this is inclusive of alternative green energy power solutions dependent on clients’ requirements. WaterCap self-contained water treatment plants are ideally suited for mobile camps, oil and gas infrastructures, remote mining operations, remote communities and life support infrastructure with limited access to safe clean water.


COG is part of the Chelsea Group, a dynamic group of companies offering a diverse range of services from security (across land, sea and air) to power production to specialised international humanitarian support. As the Chelsea Group, we have global experience in 97 countries, and are able to offer truly integrated solutions to our clients.

Here are some of the Chelsea Group companies whose services are used at Chelsea Village:

Responsible for all the security measures at Chelsea Village, Hart Nationwide is a partnership between internationally recognised private security company Hart and Nationwide Enterprise, a leading service provider in East Africa. Hart Nationwide is excellently placed to deliver security solutions to those involved in enhancing the future of Somalia.


Providing unique support to the humanitarian and development community in fragile and conflict-affected countries, CTG specialises in the rapid mobilisation and management of skilled and unskilled personnel. They operate in 24 countries with ongoing projects in Somalia. With an office at Chelsea Village, the CTG team are readily available to support their consultants working in-country – many of whom are also guests at Chelsea Village.


With a focus on entrepreneurship and business development, Enigma is an alliance of companies that offers a world-class capability in a variety of key disciplines. The parent company to COG, NapCap and WaterCap, Enigma also has active programmes around the world in: AI, Technology, Cyber Security and Aviation Security.


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