Namibias Namdock to maintain Angolan Navy vessels
Namibias Namdock has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain Angolan Navy vessels, with the first set to arrive in early 2020.
Namdock Commercial and Operations Manager Willie Esterhuyse said that Namdock will initially take two Marinha de Guerra Angolana vessels into its dry docks, but next year the contract could be expanded to include other Angolan vessels as well as training and related services.
Namdock operates three floating docks (including a Panamax-sized dock) at the Namibian port of Walvis Bay as well as seven cranes and one 60 ton floating crane. The docks involve a joint venture between the EBH Consortium and Namport, the state-owned ports authority.
We are pleased to welcome this new customer to our shipyard which is arguably the most sophisticated and efficient on the West Coast of Africa, Esterhuyse said. Namdock has carried out projects such as the repair of the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries (Pescangola) floating dry dock and has been maintaining Namibian Navy vessels since the companys inception in 2006.
The first two vessels will be sailed from Angola and will undergo a turnkey maintenance operation at Walvis Bay, where all services such as dry docking, sandblasting, coating, mechanical, metalwork, valves, piping, engine work, electronics are fully available. As these vessels play a key part in the defence of Angola, Namdock will be bringing all its experience and expertise to bear to affect a rapid turnaround, the company said.
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