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The massive military build up in Afghanistan was matched by a build up by companies contracted to support the troops. One of the largest operations in the country, Supreme Group, built the Helmand Regional Distribution Center, a self-contained private operating base that includes:

• 27,000-square-meter (about 290,000-square-foot) warehouse with 7,000 square meters (about 75,000 sqare feet) of freezer space.

• 11 million gallons of liquid fuel storage.

• 800 truck parking spots.

• 400-seat dining facility.

• 30-day supply of food for up to 2,000 people - mostly contractors.

• Four generator farms, which produce 20,000 kV of power for the camp.

• Self-contained sewage plant

• Living and recreation areas for up to 2,000 people, mostly contractors.

• PX store.

In addition to the Helmand Regional Distribution Center, Supreme’s network of facilities includes:

• 21 bulk fuel installations, with a combined capacity of about 280 million liters (about 74 million gallons).

• Nine food warehouses that can store more than 70,000 pallets of chilled, frozen and dried goods.

• As many as 21 dining facilities that served up to 3 million meals per month to troops across Afghanistan.

• A water-bottling plant at Kandahar Airfield that can produce 8,000 liters (about 2,100 gallons) of drinking water per hour.

-- Source: Supreme Group

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