Africa > Namibia

ELGIN BROWN & HAMER PTY. LTD. - WALVIS BAY - NAMIBIA

Company profile

The Elgin Brown and Hamer Pty. Ltd. Group of companies consists of eight (8) subsidiary companies in total, providing the international ship industry with a full in-house service in all aspects of ship repair. Elgin Brown & Hamer operate the first privately owned floating docks in southern Africa. The Group operates from Durban, East London, Cape Town (South Africa) and Walvis Bay (Namibia) to provide the international shipping industry with a full house service in all aspects of ship repair and dry-docking. This includes the provision of riding crews to vessels worldwide. The group repairs about 400 vessels each year, more than 80 of which are dry docked.

 

WALVIS BAY

Namdock, the first of the two 20.000 D.W.T. floating docks now in service at the port of Walvis Bay, has placed Namibia on the world map as a location where oil tankers and vessels of all types can be repaired. The first dock of its type along the treacherous southern west coastline, Namdock will be of significant benefit to vessels operating in the area and to those plying Africa's rugged southwestern coastline. Namdock was acquired in a joint venture involving the ship repair company, Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (Pty) Ltd, and the Namibian Ports Authority, (NamPort). Namdock is identical to Eldock, the Elgin Brown & Hamer Group's highly successful Durban-based floating dock - the first privately owned floating dock in South Africa. Namdock comprises a concrete pontoon flanked by two steel walls and can accommodate vessels of up to 160 metres long and 23.5 metres wide, with a lifting capacity of up to 8.500 Tons. It has the same advanced multiple lifting system as that which was developed by Elgin Brown & Hamer for Eldock in Durban.



Key Facilities

NAME DRY DOCK TYPE LENGTH (M) WIDTH (M) DEPTH (M) LIFTING CAPACITY (L.T.) DEADWEIGHT CAPACITY (D.W.T.) CRANAGE (T)
Namdock (Private) Floating Dock 155 23.5 6.5 8500 20.000 1 x 20



Location

Elgin Brown & Hamer Walvis Bay
Elgin Brown & Hamer Walvis Bay
Elgin Brown & Hamer Walvis Bay