Rehabilitation of the Port of Durban Dry Dock

It has been reported in Africa Ports & Ships Newsletter and FTW Online that the rehabilitation of the inner caisson which divides the Port of Durban’s Prince Edward Graving Dock into two sections, allowing two smaller vessels to be docked simultaneously, is progressing well.  This is one of 11 large-scale projects related to the Durban dry dock complex.  The R48 million refurbishment of the outer caisson, which closes off the dry dock from the rest of the harbour, was the first to be completed in 2016.  The repair of the inner caisson and upgrading of the drive system is a R61 500 700 project which will improve operational efficiency, reinstate the dry dock to its full capacity and improve operational safety.  The project is expected to be completed by November 2019.