Cape Town

The Port of Cape Town is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world with a magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain framed by the mountainous peninsula.

DORMAC Cape Town has a workshop, blasting and paint shed and secure yard and modern client project offices all adjacent to the dry dock as well as its own private repair quay all within the port. In addition to these port facilities there are a further two workshops and offices just outside the harbour entrance.

Block A - Dormac Workshop


  1. 1290m² workshop with 2 x 25m cranes with 13.5m underrhook.  Workshop includes 12mm Guillotine, 400 ton Broar Press and 20mm plate rolls.
  2. 380m² light machine workshop with 10 ton overhead crane and 5.6m underhook.
  3. 2 x 200m² adjacent multi-purpose workshops with 10 ton overhead crane and as 350m² secure yard.
  4. 2150m² workshop adjacent to the Sturrock Dry Dock with 2 x 25 ton overhead cranes with 11.5m underhook, a 780m² separate blast and paint shed and a 6280² secure yard.
Block B - Dormac Dry Docks


Sturrock Graving Dock 

  • Overall docking length: 360 m
  • Length of dock floor: 350, 04 m
  • Width at entrance (top): 45, 1 m
  • Width at bottom (dock floor): 38, 4 m
  • Depth over entrance sill: 13, 7 m
  • Depth: 14, 0 m

Robinson Graving Dock

  • Overall docking length: 161, 2 m
  • Length of dock floor: 152, 4 m
  • Width at entrance (top): 20, 7 m
  • Width at bottom (dock floor): 17, 2 m
  • Entrance over sill: 7, 9 m

The dock can be divided into two compartments.
132, 5 m and 216, 1 m or 205, 7 m and 142, 9 m

Block C - Repair Quays by Dormac


  1. 183m long repair quay with a draft of 12.5m and 5000m² of quayside area.  Full ISPS and secure access control.
  2. 456m long repair quay with landing wall of 548m, draft of 12.5m and 4800m² of quayside area.
  3. 497m² lay-up quay with depth of 10.7m and 20 000m² of quayside area
Block D - Dormac Syncrolift


  • Vessels up to 1750 Tonnes.
  • Maximum length of vessel: 61 m
  • Maximum width of vessel: 15 m
  • 2 x 70 meter lanes
  • 1 x 55 meter lane
  • 2 x 75 meter lanes
New Block E - Dormac


A modern fully equipped project office adjacent to the Dry Dock for combined use by DORMAC project team and their clients.

  • Office area = 400m²
  • Boardroom and Tele-conference facilities
  • Reception and waiting area
  • Male and Female bathrooms and washrooms with secure lockers
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Internet and telephone lines at every workstation