Namdock looks to build on expertise
By Business Reporter
SHIP repair company Namdock has announced that it aims to build on its regional and international expertise and experience, illustrating its diverse capabilities, along with its solid track record of customer service excellence.
Namdock, a wholly Namibian-owned entity with its shareholding held entirely by Namport and the Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) consortium – a group comprising prominent Namibian business leaders – is a recognised leader in the African ship repair market and offshore oil and gas sector.
Favourably located in the Walvis Bay harbour, in Namibia, Namdock is well positioned to become the preferred marine repair partner in the region, and internationally.
Namdock acting CEO Heritha Nankole Muyoba points out that Namibia is recognised for its stable and ethical political landscape, enjoying a supportive, business-friendly environment, which is reflected in Namdock’s values.
She explains that Namdock’s values include those of trust, excellence and integrity, ensuring only the highest quality standards and protocols are followed.
She points out that Namdock has highly skilled and qualified professionals who can compete on an international level, with experience in an extensive variety of disciplines.
These disciplines include but are not limited to rigging, piping and coating as well as fabrication, carpentry, electrical and propulsion.
While the company retains its status as a leader in the West African ship repair arena, in addition, through its up-to-date, fully-equipped facilities and expertise, Namdock serves many local and international shipping, oil and gas, mining and engineering clients.
“Although its floating docks and ship repair amenities form a significant part of Namdock’s revenue, the company is also diversifying its focus to include land-based industries such as the West African mining industries and general engineering.”
Further, the company is ideally positioned geographically to further enhance its effectiveness by fabricating locally and shipping products to North and West Africa.
“In these sectors, we are therefore developing a growing reputation in the engineering and fabrication sectors, with our high-tech, high quality facilities and highly skilled welding teams,” says Namdock marketing manager Quintin Simon.
As Namibia’s largest engineering company, with significant expertise in heavy engineering, Namdock can also undertake the fabrication of oil and gas sub-sea structures; as well as mining structures for local and international clients at our Walvis Bay facilities, he says,
“Namdock is exceptionally proud of its dockside facilities.”
These world-class facilities include three floating dry docks: Namdock 1, with a lifting capacity of 8 000 t; Namdock 2 with a lifting capacity of 6 500 t and the Panamax-sized Namdock three with a lifting capacity of 15 000 t.
He adds that Namdock also has fully-equipped workshops for undertaking a range of marine repair, engineering and maintenance projects; and, because it is closely aligned to Namport – which oversees the Port of Walvis Bay – it has access to Namport’s synchrolift and quayside berthing services.
“The quays can accommodate vessels up to 2 000 t, with a displacement of 80 m in length and 12 m in width overall,” Simon explains.
The synchro lift area has four 80 m repair quays of 8 m draft, used for alongside-pier repairs and maintenance, he adds.
“It is our vast pool of loyal, repeat clients which keep Namdock afloat – for which we are immensely grateful – and it is our inimitable customer service and people focus that keeps them coming back”.