The Port of Durban has the busiest container terminal in Africa. DORMAC’s yard is situated within the heart of the Ship Repair zone within the Port and less than 500m from the Dry Dock. The yard was founded in 1903 and has a proud history of constructing more than 108 vessels!


The Durban Port is said to be one of the largest and most busy shipping terminals on the African continent. Being strategically placed on major international shipping routes, Durban’s Harbour is South Africa’s main container port handling up to 31.4 million tons of cargo each year.

DORMAC are proud to be situated in such a prestigious port, and it is this placement along with our professionalism, highly trained engineers and technicians as well as our determination that gives us the ability to provide our clients with effective and efficient services in all manners.

Durban Workshops

Durban Prince Edward Graving Dock

The Prince Edward Graving dock can be divided into two compartments of 206,9m and 138,68m

Overall docking length:

352,04 m

Length on bottom:

352,04 m

Width at entrance (top):

33,52 m

Width at coping:

42,21 m

Depth on Entrance MHWS:

12,56 m

Length on keel block:

327,66 m

Outer Dock:

206,90 m

Inner Dock:

138,68 m

Depth on inner sill MHWS:

13,17 m

Crane capacities

1 x 50t
* with a 10t attached
1 x 24t
1 x 15t
1 x 10t
2 x 8t

Durban Repair Quays

Durban Floating Docks

Durban Floating Dock 1

DORMAC’s floating dock 1 boasts an 8500 tonnes lifting capacity, 155,3m LOA and 24m beam with two 7.5 tonne fully functional cranes.

The floating dock is attached to two piles on the floating docks brand new dedicated quay which is 175m long and forms part of the brand new 7200m2 laydown area. This area is ideal for offshore fabrications, conversions to ships, equipment laydown and of course, support to the east coast oil and gas projects.

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Durban Floating Dock 2

DORMAC’s floating dock 2 boasts an 8500 tons lifting capacity, 155,3m LOA and 24m beam with one 5 ton fully functional crane.

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. Dormac has recently secured a floating crane to service both docks

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Dry Dock Client Project Office

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

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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