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The new building covered an area of 502 m2 and was designed not only as storage area but a vehicle test and repair facility with, amongst other things, a rolling brake tester. Vehicle access was through four large roller shutter doors.
The groundworks included excavation and compaction as well as a poured concrete base and floor with columns and steel I-beams put up before the installation of pre-cast concrete walls. The steel framed roof was covered with profile sheets and the walls with cladding before drainage gutters and downspouts were added. Work then moved on to the internal walls, which were plastered and painted, and the floor prepared for its priming coat and final paint finish.
The building was finished with a HVAC ducting system along with two 12.5 tonne AHU Systems. The roller doors and other doors were added at the same time as the electrical and smoke/heat alarm systems.
Installation of the four vehicle exhaust fans, the vehicle stopper, corner protectors and emergency shower unit completed the safety features required and the building was ready for use, completed in 7 months. The KEPI team delivered the project against a tight deadline and a highly detailed specification.
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.