Saldanha

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 SALDANHA BAY OFFSHORE SERVICES

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

RIG REFIT REPAIR BERTH

  • 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

PORT WORKSHOP FACILITY

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.