British Armed Forces
The first stage was the modification and relocation of existing prefabricated fully self contained units to provide a medical and welfare facility that included a café, shop and a laundry. This was repositioned on site, linked up to all the services (water, electricity etc) and landscaped. The kepi team planned and managed this with the minimum of fuss and disruption.
The next phase of development was the design and build of new domestic accommodation and technical facilities. Thorough planning and project management was the key here. The two storey accommodation building was designed to house 48 people and give them all the facilities that are required for individuals stationed in a modern armed forces camp. Kepi construction staff made sure that the work was carried out quickly but also to the very high standards set by the client. Attention to detail was important, for example a separate building accommodated a gym and this was constructed with a high bay roof so that it could be kept cool and offered a light and airy space.
To go with the new build the modification of an existing Dining and Kitchen facility was included to bring it up to acceptable standards and match the quality of the other new and refurbished buildings. Kepi have a lot of experience in taking projects on where there is a need to balance the old and the new and make the difference seamless. This was certainly achieved at Camp Taipan and the client was very pleased with the end result.
As many of those staying in this new area of the camp needed to be mobile on a 24/7 basis a dedicated parking area was created. This had to accommodate 37 vehicles and was constructed with some bays having roofs to protect the parked motor vehicles from getting too hot.
It was also decided that the current sewage storage on site had insufficient capacity. With the increase in personnel and provision of laundry facilities there was a need to handle the additional waste water. Kepi advised on the groundwork and services required and the sewage storage capacity was also increased to take account of the increase in sewage volumes.
This project was completed in challenging desert conditions in a war zone environment with all the risks and issues that entails. It was also delivered on time and on budget The end result was a new camp facility that successfully combined refurbishing the existing facilities with the provision of a newly built range of buildings and infrastructure. It needed to be delivered with the minimal disruption of day to day activities, in a safe and timely way. The client and end users were very happy with the way the project was managed and the end result
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.