The Port of Saldanha Bay, situated 120km north of Cape Town on the West Coast, is the largest and deepest naturally sheltered port in the Southern hemisphere. The Port covers a land and sea surface area of over 19300 hectares within a circumference of 91km and is able to accommodate vessels with a draft of up to 21.5 meters.

Block A - Saldanha


Dormac in Saldanha Bay is perfectly positioned to accommodate the repairs and upgrades of offshore semi-submersible drilling rigs, Jack-Up rigs and other vessels requiring deeper water depths due to their draft restrictions.

The entrance channel is maintained at 25m, which is ideal for heavy lift vessel to float on/off MODU’s.  This ability to lift rigs / vessels out of the water by means of a heavy lift vessel, in fact provides clients with a convenient “dry docking” service.

The town has capacity for 2000 people in hotels, BnBs etc and Dormac has access to a facility which houses 400 persons with 24hrs security, kitchen, mess hall, recreation hall and on-site shop.  This facility is within the port with direct access.

Block B - Dormac Saldanha


  • ISPS Compliant
  • Quay 250m long
  • Draught at quayside 15m deep
  • Mobile Cranes up to 1200 ton can be accommodated on the quayside
  • 25,000 m² of hard concrete surface at the quayside
  • Around 40,000 m² open gravel laydown area, back of quay.
  • Quayside loading of approximately 15tons/m².
  • Berth facilities suitable for ranging anchor chains for survey
  • Quay is capable of executing heavy lifts
  • Diving surveys and UWILD’s
Block C - Dormac Saldanha
Block C - Dormac


Capable of the fabrication and construction of jackets, piles, subsea structures (incl. manifolds), bridges, decks, process modules for onshore and offshore facilities and topsides for FPSO’s.

  • 218 000m² of compacted fabrication area, outside storage area, laydown and assembly area at quayside.
  • 2500m² high bay fabrication workshop with 2 x 25 ton cranes with 17m under hook.
  • Pipe spool fabrication and electrical & Instrumentation workshop
  • Blasting and priming workshop – 560m²
  • Material Warehouses – 825m²
  • Cutting and Profiling Shop – 240m²
  • Heavy pile / can welding line –  3682m²
  • Customs warehouse – 1000m²
  • 35m long dedicated quay with offset mooring bollards 210m apart.
  • Quay height 3.5m MSL
  • Water depth at quayside 8m with soil conditions suitable for Jack-Up rigs to stand up.
  • Yard capacity around 150 000 an hours per month
For more information on the services we offer in Saldhana Bay be sure to take a look through our website.