Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) builds ships in Africa for Africa.
To date, the DSCT yard has constructed & delivered 40 vessels to the African continent (countries include South Africa, Zanzibar, Angola, Kenya and many more). Vessels types constructed and delivered to date have included offshore patrol vessels, dredgers, tugs, naval craft and supply vessels.
DSCT is a major supplier to the South African Government bodies such as Trans National Ports Authority of South Africa (TNPA) and the South African Navy (SAN) and also supplies vessels to local private companies which have included Smit Amandla Marine and De Beers.
DSCT is an important employer within the South African Shipbuilding Industry and currently employs over 200 permanent employees. DSCT is a Level 3 BEE rated company and is proud to have a local South African shareholder, namely Montsi Investments.
DSCT strives towards building vessels that harness local materials & services during construction. In 2015, DSCT established a department that focuses on sourcing local suppliers & service providers that meet the material & service standards required for world class quality vessels. The department assists in the development of local suppliers where gaps within the supply & service chain are identified. Though these efforts, DSCT encourages local entrepreneurship and job creation.