Damen Shipyards Cape Town

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) builds ships in Africa for Africa.

To date DSCT has constructed and delivered many vessels to the African continent over the years. Countries that the yard has delivered to include South Africa, Zanzibar, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Vessel type constructed and delivered have included inshore and offshore patrol vessels, dredgers, tugs, naval craft, research vessels, pontoons, and supply vessels.

DSCT is a recognised supplier to South African Government bodies such as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF), The Robben Island Museum (RIM) and the South African Navy (SAN). The company also builds and supplies vessels to private companies such as Smit Amandla Marine and De Beers Marine.

Harbour & Terminal

Powerful, reliable ASD Tug 3212 of 80 t bollard pull.

Azimuth Stern Drive Tug

Damen’s ASD Tugs combine power and manoeuvrability with a safe onboard working environment. Tug and crew form an excellent team.

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ATD Tugboat 2412 Twin Fin for harbours, locks and coastal areas.

Azimuth Tractor Drive Tug

With Rolls-Royce twin rudder propellers our wide range of ATD Tugs demonstrates excellent manoeuvrability, high indirect towing forces and great stability.

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Damen Stan Tug 2608

Stan Tug

Damen’s Stan Tugs are multi-functional standard vessels that can be custom built to meet our customers’ specifications.

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Especially designed to work in shallow as well as deeper water

Multi Cat

Our Multi Cat Series is a complete range of multi-purpose workboats built from up-to-date designs with high quality standardised components.

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The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds

Fast Crew Supplier

Providing fast and safe transport of crews or materials in all conditions.

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Equipped for oceanographic research and hydrographic survey, for general and defence purposes.

Research Vessel

Damen Research Vessels support and perform various research operations including seismic, hydrographic, oceanographic and fishery surveys.

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Defence & Security

The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds

Stan Patrol

Stan Patrol craft are fully equipped for patrol duties in harbours, coastal waters and offshore. The range is founded on Damen’s Enlarged Ship Concept.

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Dredging & Equipment

The DOP Submersible dredge pump is directly powered by a hydraulic motor. This results in a compact design and trouble free operation

DOP Pump

A versatile dredging tool: the DOP submersible dredge pump has a wear-resistant, hydraulically or electrically driven dredge pump at its heart.

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The total installed power of 938 kW ensures that all functions on board can work independently and simultaneously

Cutter Suction Dredger

Our wide range of standard stationary Cutter Suction Dredgers are renowned for their durability, power and multiple options.

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The base version of the TSHD is optimized for maintenance duties. Functionality can be added to the dredger to fit your dredging job perfectly making use of the wide array of available options

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

For maintenance dredging duties, we designed our small and medium-sized Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers with numerous options.

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Pontoons & Barges


Stan Pontoons

Need extra deck space? We have various size, propulsion and mooring options to match your needs.

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Modular Pontoon

Damen Modular Pontoon can be used as a heavy duty work platform for a broad range of purposes, including drilling, dredging, accommodation and heavy lifting operations.

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DSCT is an important employer within the South African Shipbuilding Industry and currently employs over 200 permanent employees.


We build in Africa for Africa because we believe in the importance of supporting local industries and entrepreneurs.

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Services & Repairs

The DSCT Services & Repairs department has provided training, delivery, maintenance & repair assistance to countries around the globe.

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At Damen we inspire our employees to learn and grow throughout their career.


Damen Shipyards Cape Town strives to be an attractive Company for people to work for and to work at. Together, we aim to create a secure working environment that values entrepreneurship, family values, excellence and of course, fun.

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Visiting Address:

  • Phone: +27 (0)21 447 17 14
  • (Current local time 10:47 AM)
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 447 86 55
  • info@damen.co.za

Postal Address:

  • PO Box 6075
  • 8012 Roggebaai Cape Town
  • South Africa