DCD Marine Cape Town Keeps Up with Safety Trends
Oil and gas upstream service provider in South Africa, DCD Marine Cape Town has earned its reputation as a safe, reliable and internationally competitive shipyard since its inception in 1903.
“In serving the oil and gas industry, it is critical that we comply to international SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) regulations and standards. Our safety records compare favourably with other top class shipyards around the world,” says Gerry Klos, General Manager of DCD Marine Cape Town.
DCD Marine Cape Town is fully certified with the Lloyds ISO 9001:2008 quality management system, complemented by its Lloyds OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation. Last year, the company attained its third accreditation with Lloyds, the ISO 14001: 2004 accreditation, which relates to environmental management.
Highly relevant in the marine and shipping world, the 14001 environmental management system (EMS) includes a commitment to preventing pollution and a continual improvement in overall environmental performance, as well as compliance to international regulatory requirements.
In addition DCD Marine Cape Town also acquired the ISO 3834 Welding Quality certification from Lloyds late last year.
“We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously,” comments Klos. “It goes hand-in-hand with our responsibility to our clients, who entrust their highly valuable assets to us. Based on past performance, we enjoy a lot of repeat business,” he adds.
DCD Marine Cape Town provides turnkey project management solutions including repairs and upgrades to semi-submersible drilling rigs and drill ships, dry dockings as well as subsea structure fabrication.
With a particular focus on welding training, DCD Marine Cape Town has its-own in-house training centre with an annual intake of 16 apprentices. The programme, fully MERSETA accredited, is instrumental not only in ensuring a highly skilled workforce within DCD Marine Cape Town, but in supplying the industry at large.
“Due to a general shortage of skills in South Africa and even internationally, training is pivotal to our success as a company going forward,” comments Klos. He adds that their stringent quality standards extend to the sub-contracted work within DCD Marine Cape Town’s scope of work.
“Our sub-contractors are involved in the project planning from day one, and are fully integrated into our operations in general – this ensures control when it comes to quality output and successful project completion,” says Klos.
Press Release, February 13, 2014