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Durban-based ship repair company, Dormac Marine, is taking delivery of a new floating dry dock due next week , to accommodate anticipated growth of its business due to its position on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.

The floating dry dock, named Dormac Dock 1, left the Pallada Shipyard in the Ukraine under tow to the tug Fairplay 33 on 29 April 2016.  Dormac Dock 1 is brand new with the latest state-of-the-art technologies which will include two brand new 7.5 ton cranes. The dock will be placed alongside a specially designed and constructed quay which has been partly reclaimed from Dormac’s leased land, making this unusual by reversing the usual order and adding to the water area of Durban Bay.

The new dock is the single largest investment in the history of Dormac, which is a division of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd.