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SA Shipyard’s strength in Offshore Fabrication can be attributed to the qualifications and experience of its senior managers and associated with this a well trained and stable workforce. The division also enjoys the services, support and back up of the company's renowned Ship Building Division.

Pipe Fabrication & Replacement

  • Pipe fabrication in Carbon and Stainless Steel, Copper, Yorcalbro and CuNiFe
  • All pipe work is carried out by qualified coded pipe welders to procedures endorsed by Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping , American Bureau of Shipping, Germanisher Lloyed, DNV, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and other major classification societies

Blasting and coating

Blasting and Coating Southern African Shipyards offers the following services:

  • Blasting and Priming of new steel plates and sections
  • Grit and Ultra High Pressure Water Blasting
  • High Pressure Water Washing
  • Standard and Silicone Hull Treatment application
  • Tank cleaning and disposal of slops .

Dry Docking

Southern African Shipyards utilizes the National Port Authority's facilities in conjunction with its ship repair services. The National Ports Authority operates the following ship repair facilities in the Port of Durban. The Prince Edward Graving dock can be divided into two compartments of 206,9m and 138,68m. The graving dock can be emptied in four hours. Five electric cranes service this dock with capacities ranging from 1 x 50t with a 10t attached, 1 x 24t, 1 x 15t, 1 x 10t, 2 x 8t

Prince Edward Graving Dock

  • Overall docking length 352,04m
  • Length on keel blocks 327,66m
  • Length on bottom 352,04m
  • Width at entrance on top 33,52m
  • Inner dock 138,68m
  • Outer dock 206,9m •
  • Depth at entrance 11m

Electrical Services

  • Rewinding of all sizes of electrical motors and alternators
  • Dynamic balancing of rotors
  • Instrumentation repair and calibration
  • General on-board electrical repairs
  • Fault finding and diagnostic surveys



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Bayhead, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa,4000
Phone: +27 (0) 31-274 1800 • Fax: +27 (0) 31-205 3600
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