Built in 1986 by the Pallada Shipyard in Ukraine, DORMAC Dock 2 is the newest addition to our service offering and is conveniently located next to DORMAC Dock 1, offering better efficiency and utilization within our shipyard and doubling our current docking capacity.



DORMAC Dock 2 is now able to offer clients more flexibility in terms of docking periods, helping to better meet the client’s needs.

Access Ramp

DORMAC Dock 2 has an access ramp for vehicles and crane trucks (which is situated on the quayside and is accessible by vehicles directly on the dock), maximising the options for alternative access solutions.

Floating Crane

DORMAC has recently secured a floating crane to service both docks with future plans to secure another crane on Dock 2 (adding to the current 5-tonne crane).

Increased Draft

Dock 2 has an impressive 6,8-meter draft, which is deeper than Dock 1 and enhances DORMAC’s abilities for smoother operations!

Track Record

Since its acquisition, DORMAC Dock 2 has serviced a number of ships and executed large-scale dockings with ballast water treatment upgrades. By the end of 2022, our two floating docks had completed over 160 dockings combined!


DORMAC has sufficient available space for ablution facilities and meeting rooms based on the client specific requirements.

Back-of-Quay Support

By positioning the dock alongside our existing shipyard, we have made our machine shops, pipe shops, and other facilities easily accessible, helping enhance efficiency for repair teams.

Length overall

155 Metres

Length Between Perpendiculars

138 Metres

Length of Pontoon

139.5 Metres

Maximum Draft

6.8 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

24 Metres

Maximum submersion depth

7 Metres


1 x 5 Tonne 

Lifting capacity

8500 Tonne

DORMAC Dock 2, with similar dimensions and capabilities as DORMAC Dock 1 allows us to service an increased number of ships in their docking process

Our research has determined that Dock 2 can address 73% of Durban's port callers' requirements, which is why we have expended a significant amount of resources to upgrade Dock 2. Dormac is now able to offer clients more flexibility in terms of docking periods, helping to better meet the client’s needs.

Enquire about our DORMAC Dock 2 now

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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