Name change for Cape Town shipyard

Written by Nick Blenkey

dcdmarineSouth Africa’s 65 year old DCD-Dorbyl (Pty) Limited has completed a group restructure that includes a name change for Capetown’s DCD-Dorbyl Marine, which is now DCD Marine.

Whatever the name, the shipyard has built up an impressive track record among oil and gas sector customers.

DCD Marine’s workshops in the Port of Cape Town are equipped for steel and pipe fabrication, large scale machining, mechanical repairs and cleaning, blasting and coating.

The shipyard’s new A-Berth facility offers a laydown area of 42,700 sq.m a 350 ton mobile crane, an Alimak, fender barges, client offices, canteen area and a warehouse storage area of 1,200 cu.m

The facility has undertaken the successful upgrade of the semi-submersible rig, Ensco 5003  (previously the Pride South Seas) and Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Metro II drill ship which left the Port of Cape Town at the end of January this year bound for Brazil.

DCD Marine also has the capability to mobilize equipment, workshops and their workforce to remote sites. During 2011, DCD Marine successfully completed the upgrade of the Odfjell semi-submersible rig, Deepsea Stavanger and the Transocean drill ship, Deepwater Millennium in the Port of Ngqura (or Coega). 

“We firmly believe in approaching each project with a high degree of enthusiasm and professionalism,” says Gerry Klos – General Manager of DCD Marine. “We evaluate the specific challenges and requirements of each project and find innovative ways of tackling any issues that may arise both before the project starts as well as during its active stages.”

DCD is committed to investment in the local labor market. DCD Marine’s Training Center of Excellence is a prime example – offering welding training, pipe fitting, grinding, rigging, oxy-acetylene burning training and blasting and coating for its workforce to supplement the existing pool of skills in the industry.

February 10, 2011

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