Angola seeks private company to manage floating dock

21 August 2015

Angolan port fishing company Pescangola is looking for a shipping services company to manage a floating ship repair dock, the coordinator of the company’s projects said this week in Luanda.

Acquired about two years ago by the Ministry of Fisheries, the dock is intended to repair damaged ships, ship hulls and for painting, “which is of great service to the recovery of ships that explore resources off the Angolan coast,” said Madaleno de Andrade.

The dock has a steel structure tat is 60 metres long and 26 metres wide allowing dry repair operations of vessels of 15-50 metres in length without the need to go ashore.

Madaleno de Andrade said a training course was underway at the Fisheries Training Centre (Cefopesca) for Angolan technicians who will operate the floating dock.

“The contract to purchase the dock includes training and all that remains is to hire the company to operate the platform,” said Madaleno de Andrade.

Pescangola is a public company that, among other duties, supplies subsidised fuel to ship owners, fishing cooperatives and industrial and semi-industrial fishing associations duly recognised by the Ministry of Fisheries. (macauhub/AO)