Construction of Port of Saldanha offshore supply base commences
Construction work on the new Port of Saldanha offshore supply base general maintenance quay owned by Transnet National Ports Authority has officially begun.
Upon completion, the Port of Saldanha offshore supply base will provide a base for goods to be received, waste from offshore exploration, production activities and facilities for loading and shipping of equipment, stores, goods, bunkers and drilling fluids.
Saldanha Port Manager, Willem Roux, said that despite the economic challenges the existing offshore production projects had to be taken care of.
The Port of Saldanha offshore supply base comes in as one of the most important projects that the Port of Saldanha will have developed under the Governments Operation Phakisa.
This will be the South Africa’s first dedicated and customised facility that will support offshore oil and gas activities. Its commission is expected to be in September 2016.
TNPA also has two more projects in the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone, expected to be complete in 2 to 3 years, as part of a partnership between Government, Saldanha Bay IDZ Licensing Company and Southern African Oil and Gas Alliance.