Southern African Shipyards
Southern African Shipyards strives to be fully compliant with the latest South African Labour legislation and is committed to Employment Equity and the uplift of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals.
Although a relatively newcomer to the ship repair fraternity, it did not take long before the Ship Repair Division of Southern African Shipyards established itself as one of the major role players in the port of Durban. The strength of the division can undoubtedly be attributed to the qualifications and experience of its senior managers and associated with this a well trained and stable workforce. The division also enjoys the services, support and back up of the company's renowned Ship Building Division.
- Southern African Shipyards offers the following services:
- Blasting and Priming of new steel plates and sections
- Grit and Ultra High Pressure Water Blasting
- High Pressure Water Washing
- Standard and Silicone Hull Treatment application
- Tank cleaning and disposal of slops
- Electrical Services
- Rewinding of all sizes of electrical motors and alternators
- Dynamic balancing of rotors
- Instrumentation repair and calibration
- General on-board electrical repairs
- Fault finding and diagnostic surveys
- Pipe Replacement
- Pipe fabrication in Carbon and Stainless Steel, Copper, Yorcalbro and CuNiFe
All pipe work is carried out by qualified coded pipe welders to procedures endorsed by Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping , American Bureau of Shipping, Germanisher Lloyed, DNV, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and other major classification societies.
Undercover fabrication workshops which cover an area of 320m x 46m serviced by 9 x overhead cranes including 2 x 30 ton gantry cranes capable of 60 ton tandem lift.
Fully equipped pipe fabrication shop, mechanical shop and interior outfit shop.
Stores with dedicated customs bonded holding area
Undercover paint shop for minor fabrications
Repair quay length of 200M with an average draft of 7,5M
Lay down area to accommodate hatch covers
Services provided at repair quay include 380volt shore power, fresh water and compressed air.
Southern African Shipyards utilizes the National Port Authority's facilities in conjunction with its ship repair services. The National Ports Authority operates the following ship repair facilities in the Port of Durban. The Prince Edward Graving dock can be divided into two compartments of 206,9m and 138,68m. The graving dock can be emptied in four hours. Five electric cranes service this dock with capacities ranging from 1 x 50t with a 10t attached, 1 x 24t, 1 x 15t, 1 x 10t, 2 x 8t
Prince Edward Graving Dock:
The Prince Edward Graving dock can be divided into two compartments of 206,9m and 138,68m. The graving dock can be emptied in four hours. Five electric cranes service this dock with capacities ranging from 1 x 50t with a 10t attached, 1 x 24t, 1 x 15t, 1 x 10t, 2 x 8t.
Overall docking length 352,04m
Length on keel blocks 327,66m
Length on bottom 352,04m
Width at entrance on top 33,52m
Inner dock 138,68m
Outer dock 206,9m
Depth at entrance 11m
Southern African Shipyards Floating Dock
Lifting Capacity 5000 tons
Overall Length 50 meters
Overall width 30 meters
Cranes 2 x 12 ton lifting capacity travelling full length of dock
Floating dock 2
The floating dock has a lifting capacity of 4500 tons and has 2 electric cranes capable of travelling the full length of the starboard and port side of the dock.
Overall length 100m
Length on keel blocks 95m
Length on bottom 100m
Overall Width 21.6m
Width at entrance 22m
Height on keel blocks 1.4m
Draft on keel blocks at MHWS 6m.
Southern African Shipyards has its own specially constructed dock blocks 2700 mm in height to accommodate the withdrawal of Azimuth Units.