Services

SANDOCK AUSTRAL SHIPYARDS – SOUTH AFRICA ( DURBAN, CAPE TOWN, EAST LONDON)

SANDOCK AUSTRAL 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.

SHIP REPAIRS

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.

SANDOCK AUSTRAL 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
  • Dry-Docking
  • 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.

Facilities

SANDOCK AUSTRAL 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

SANDOCK AUSTRAL 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.

Dock Blocks

SANDOCK AUSTRAL SHIPYARDS has its own specially constructed dock blocks 2700 mm in height to accommodate the withdrawal of Azimuth Units