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The works consisted of the site preparation for a 3,000m2 area adjacent to a river on which concrete foundations were provided and the vertical construction of a pre-fabricated timber building conducted. The electrical works and a complete internal building refit then followed the construction phase.
The project became a prime focal point of the Panjshir Province given the method of construction used and the employment opportunities it created.
Kepi again delivered a mentoring role and took immense pride in assisting a number of local tradesmen throughout the project meaning they are now able to undertake the continued maintenance of the facility.
The local engineering University in the Panjshir Province also made contact with the Kepi project management team to assist in providing some educational training on the construction methodology and techniques. This training provided 15 students from the university the chance to gain valuable hands on experience onsite for a full week.
Delivering this project well within the contracted timelines has assisted the company in being considered for additional projects within the area and creating further engagement with the local community and University.
Turning the space into a modern day wine cellar with TV rest room, whilst maintaining some of the previous aesthetics as per the clients brief.
Once the removal of one non-supporting wall and the removal of other debris was completed, an additional supporting beam was installed. Due to the dampness of the space, all walls were tanked and allowed to dry. The floor was screeded to make it level, the heating system for the house rerouted and new electrical circuitry and fittings installed.
The client was so satisfied with all the works on completion of the project they wrote a “Thank You” letter to the company, praising us for our standards and communication throughout. An extract from the letter states:
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the outstanding work carried out on our cellar conversion. What was an unused, dark, damp and dirty space has been carefully and professionally transformed to meet our expectations, together with the `Wow` factor that you promised. The team of craftsmen that conducted the work were, without exception, thoroughly professional, engaging and maintained the highest standards. They also provided timely advice and suggestions to meet our needs. We are delighted with the work that Kepi International Solutions has done and will very much enjoy our new space”
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The price was issued, contract awarded and personnel along with equipment mobilised to site all within a five day period, again demonstrating Kepi’s ability to react and mobilise within time constraints.
The immediate works included end flanges and inline couplings.
DNO is not your typical oil company. Based in Oslo, their focus is the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). By tapping into their Norwegian heritage and leveraging their strong regional footprint, DNO has proven itself a nimble operator, even in challenging environments.
Present in the MENA region since 1998, they are uniquely positioned to identify and capture opportunities when they arise. They have a diversified portfolio, which includes producing assets in Kurdistan and Oman, plus exploration assets in Tunisia, Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates.
The Tawke oil field in Kurdistan, is their flagship field. Which has been in production since 2007. Kepi International Solutions Ltd continue to provide support to DNO in their Kurdistan operations.
Kepi International Solutions Ltd has recently renewed the contract for the provision of Toyota Hilux vehicles in support of the British Military Training Teams within Baghdad.
Shell Oil who is the operator of the Majnoon oil field in Southern Iraq, operating on behalf of the Southern Oil Company, required a replacement flowline transporting fresh water from a river to the Central Processing Plant, where the water was used for processing purposes desalinating the produced oil and gas.
After the processing plant, the combined fluids of water and saline produced water were transported another 18 km to two injection wells for disposal and pressure maintenance of the reservoir.
Shell international having previously used the SoluForce® products decided on installing two parallel 6 in. SoluForce® M570 lines along the existing path of the current line to transport both fresh water and produced fluids from the Processing plant to the injection wells.
The installation process involved laying the pipeline which was delivered in 400m individual pipe coils, joined using a specialist welding and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, together with a dispensing trailer for the coils.
The routine procedures include butt welding of the liner material constructed from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe and the electro fusion welding of in-line couplers for reinforcing the butt welds, and the welding of end fittings. The flow-line was also fitted with 6” steel flanges kits to enable the hook up to existing facilities.
The installation was considered a temporary pipeline by Shell Oil, so the pipe was surface laid, only being buried for road crossings, with the option for being soil covered by a bearm later in the process. The pipelines also crossed one bridge, where the pipe was laid along the foot path of the bridge, due the temporary nature of the installation. The pipeline installation of the two lines across the road bridge was conducted in one day, without requiring the bridge to be closed for traffic at any time.
Kepi International mobilised two teams with project managers and welding specialists conduct the work, including both Iraqi and English speaking personnel. The first team arrived in October, working from the Processing Plant towards the Injection wells. The second team arrived some days later working side by side on the two lines.
The installation progress was initially estimated at 1000 m/day per installation team, and this was consistently achieved throughout the project. The terrain in the Majnoon field was favourable for this installation with flat stretches across the dessert. The only downtime experienced on the project was during a rainy period where the movement of heavy machinery in the field was not possible.
The daily operations were coordinated between Shell Oil, CPP and Kepi International, and any issues were promptly dealt with on a daily basis in close co-operations between Shell, CPP and Kepi International, with technical support from the SoluForce® technical support team in the Netherlands, if required.
Two local labour crews each consisting of a 6-man pipe laying crew, with equipment and operators to support the installation were trained on the job and continually supervised by the Kepi team. After 36 days of installation work the majority of the pipeline had been installed and one crew was demobilised, leaving one crew to supervise and witness the hydrotesting of the pipelines.
The project finished when both flow lines were successfully hydrotested by the contractor under Kepi’s supervision, before being released under a Service Completion Certificate.
Kind words and praise have been received from the Australian Task Group for Kepi’s continued support in their works in Afghanistan...
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