Boasting the enviable reputation of being the largest shipyard in Southern Africa, as well as still holding the record for building the largest ship ever built on the African Continent, Sandock Austral Shipyards (SAS) is a proudly African Company.
Sandock Austral Shipyards is in Durban in the Bayhead area, close to the Salisbury Island Naval base. The yard occupies 11 hectares of prime industrial ground in the Port of Durban, with 20 000 m² covered working area and useable water frontage of almost 300 metres.
The main construction halls cover an area of 320 m X 46 m. The build halls are fronted by a build way of some 220 X 32 m which has been designed for the load out of vessels up to 140 m in length onto a floating dock or docked ship.
In addition, the shipyard also owns 1 of 2 privately owned floating docks in South Africa and can launch vessels up to 5000 tons.
Undercover fabrication workshops which cover an area of 320m x 46m serviced by 9 x overhead cranes including 2 x 30-ton gantry cranes capable of 60-ton tandem
Fully equipped pipe fabrication shop, mechanical shop and interior outfit
Stores with dedicated customs bonded holding
Undercover paint shop for minor fabrications
Sandock Austral Shipyards Repair Quay
Repair quay length of 200M with an average draft of 7,5M
Lay down area to accommodate hatch
Services provided at repair quay include 380volt shore power, fresh water and compressed air