NATO Support & Procurement Agency
After the ground had been prepared for the new buildings, actual construction work was started. The base concrete slab was laid and this had an additional strip slab added to aid access. The column, truss, wall and ceiling steel fabrication works came next followed by the fixing of insulation panelling and sheathing. There was a great deal of welding and jobs like door mounting required, this was delivered by Kepi’s on-site team, who also installed rubber matting to all the internal concrete floors.
Once the build stage was finished the inside and out were painted and prepared for fitting. This started with the installation of electrical rough-ins, SDB and GPO’s. Next came the necessary services including electrical lighting, an air conditioning system, full plumbing including connection to mains water and further plumbing work for a water pump, heater and pressure tank.
As with many of Kepi’s projects in conflict regions the end use of the building remains confidential but after commissioning and testing it was handed over to a very happy client. Whether it’s a major camp vehicle servicing centre or like this a simple project to supply Plant Rooms the same amount of time is spent on quality management and work is delivered and checked to the highest standards.
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.