The arrival of Elgin, Brown & Hamer Namibia (Pty) Limited’s (EBH Namibia) floating dock in Walvis Bay is evidence of Namport’s first public/private partnership. (EBH Namibia) and Namport have jointly undertaken a significant step in increasing Namibia’s capacity in the ship repair industry.
This is a deliberate effort by the Namibian government through Namport to intensify ship repair activities with the aim of job creation and economic development. Ownership of the floating dock and the ship repair activities wil be conducted by (EBH Namibia) Limited; a joint venture between Namport and Elgin, Brown & Hamer.
(EBH Namibia) owns three floating docks at Walvis Bay.
The floating docks have a combined lifting capacity of 29,500 metric tonnes (mt): Namdock I, has a lifting capacity of 8,000 mt; Namdock II of 6,500 mt and Namdock III of 15,000 mt.