A 2016 built 8500 tonne floating dock with capacity to accommodate 155m LOA and 24.5m Beam.


Purpose built Quay

DORMAC Dock 1 is alongside the purpose-built quay, and permanently connected by means of two heavy-duty piles driven 20m deep into the seabed, thus allowing far more stability and control during docking and undocking operations.

Maximised efficiency

The quay has been designed with recesses, allowing the dock to operate close to its edge, thus reducing crane span lengths and maximising efficiency.

Improved access

Access is via heavy-duty compensating vehicle access ramps, as well as two biometrically-controlled personnel embarkation points. These not only enhance safety and productivity, but adhere to existing Dormac ISPS-approved procedures.

Back of Quay support

Based on client demands, the new quay has also been designed with back-of-quay support to accommodate offshore supply base activities and services.

Length overall

155 Metres

Length Between Perpendiculars

138 Metres

Length of Pontoon

139.5 Metres

Maximum Draft

5.8 Metres

*The maximum draft is based on 1.2m high blocks at a spring high

Breadth between the entry fenders

24.5 Metres

Breadth between wing walls

26 Metres

Maximum submersion depth

7 Metres


2 x 7.5 Tonne at 16 Metres

Lifting capacity

8500 Tonne

“DORMAC Dock 1” is the first brand new composite floating dock to enter service in Southern Africa, and the single largest investment by the Southey Holdings Group into the Ship Repair industry in the region.

The arrival of DORMAC Dock 1 allows DORMAC to not only accommodate a greater number of dry dockings of vessels up to 8,500 ton displacement, but also frees up space in the large graving dock for larger vessels up to Panamax size. The dock is equipped with the latest energy-efficient technology and a computerised levelling system, as well as two brand new 16m 7.5-tonne cranes (instead of the typical 5-tonne cranes).

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Our Locations

With five fully equipped shipyards strategically placed around Southern Africa, DORMAC can cater for all possible repair and service requirements. Servicing all types of vessels, DORMAC has the necessary expertise, machinery and technical excellence to carry out repairs, upgrades and conversions when and where clients need it most.

Find us at any of the below locations or contact us

DORMAC Cape Town
DORMAC Saldanha Bay
11935 Platinum Street, Saldanha Industrial, Saldanha
DORMAC Walvis Bay