British Oil and Gas Company
Within three days of confirming this pipeline contract Kepi had deployed a team comprising 30 machines and 120 personnel. During the initial planning phase, considerable time and effort was given to ensure Corporate Social Responsibilities were maintained. Significant numbers of people from the local community were recruited and underwent training. These people were subsequently employed by Kepi on the project itself.
Key to the success of a project like this is the deployment of an experienced Project Manager. Like all Kepi employees, the person appointed to this pipeline job had significant experience and had spent time in Iraq and the Middle East on similar developments. Our team are used to working in remote and challenging environments, balancing the needs and interests of the local community and environment with the clients requirement to get the job done. This is one of the main reasons clients turn to Kepi, their experienced team are second to none in effective delivery, on time and on budget.
The pipeline product selected for this job is one manufactured by SoluForce, Kepi are distributors and installers for SoluForce. This company are the leader in the research, development, manufacture, supply and installation of Flexible Composite Pipes, also known as Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes (RTP). The SoluForce pipe system is completely non-metallic, meaning it can go round corners, up hills, down slopes, across gullies, under water, in fact everything the terrain can throw at it with ease. It’s fully corrosion resistant and quick to install. This pipeline product includes a corrosion-resistant fitting system that gives excellent, maintenance free operational use. It is also easy to connect SoluForce pipe systems to a conventional pipeline infrastructure.
As this is one of the most versatile RTP Products to work with the route selection was straightforward and any issues with the planned path for the pipeline were easily resolved. Agriculture provides the main source of income for the local community and we wanted to ensure we minimised the effect of the pipe laying and that where possible it did not encroach onto valuable agricultural land. We recognised this was something to be addressed and early on in the project discussions were held between the Client, Kepi and the local community. These talks ensured minimal agricultural land was lost and little disruption was caused to everyday life for the locals.
Groundworks commenced in the height of Summer and temperatures, often in advance of 50 degrees Celsius were experienced. Strict and sensible measures were introduced to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all involved in the construction and pipe laying. Our dedicated HSE team took the lead on this ensuring all risks were mitigated and minimised, making this side of the project easier for the client.
Significant civil engineering work also needed to be completed alongside the pipe laying. We managed to maintain a steady, high quality and safe installation of the pipeline whilst completing all the other elements of the project such as groundworks and construction. Our client was super happy that we completed the entire project within 90 days and on budget.
This project was very challenging. Our Team worked in hot, inhospitable conditions in remote and mountainous terrain. On top of this we were in a post war zone environment with all the risks and issues that entails. All stakeholders and the client were very happy with the work carried out. Kepi continue to deliver projects like this throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world. For more information complete the Enquiry Form on the website or get in touch with us direct.
All facilities need some work to keep them in tip top shape and Camp Juno in Helmand Province, Afghanistan is no exception. Housekeeping is necessary to ensure everything is fully operational and this includes maintaining existing infrastructure such as fencing, existing and new groundworks. In support of British military operations and UK Works Group Royal Engineers Kepi were engaged to carry out repair and refurbishment around the camp in a number of areas.
There are many examples of Kepi delivering part of a project as a sub-contractor, either working on their own bespoke area or working in collaboration on a part of the construction and build. In this particular case Kepi were working with CADG as a sub-contractor tasked with supplying the building that housed a number of fuel storage tanks and their ancillary equipment. The location was Camp Shorabak in Helmand, Afghanistan and the project was part of the US Reconstruction Project in the Province.
As well as major construction and infrastructure projects Kepi also deliver lower key works. These are just as important as they provide necessary servicers such as this one. The Australian Department of Defence were looking to improver the levels of security around their precincts at Camp Qargha, Kabul in Afghanistan and they wanted a comprehensive plan and installation for their internal fencing. This needed to include “ceremonial” as well as vehicle and pedestrian gates.
Kepi deliver major infrastructure projects in the conflict zone of Afghanistan, mainly for the various international defence forces. These clients require their contractors to carry out their work quickly but to a very high standard so that future maintenance is kept to a minimum. Kepi were happy to take on a road maintenance and upgrade project, with drainage work included, for the Australian Department of Defence in Camp Qargha, Kabul.
The Australian Defence Force needed a reliable and experienced Facilities management company to run, maintain and operate their diverse range of buildings located across the city of Kabul in Afghanistan. They chose Kepi and whist this was a challenging contract, in a war zone, we have managed their Kabul property portfolio to a very standard.