About US

KRAATZ ENGINEERING, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies, is a proudly Namibian enterprise with a rich engineering heritage dating back to 1925. With the headquarters in the coastal town of Walvis Bay, we provide services to the oil and gas, mining, fishing and general industrial sectors in Namibia as well as on the western seaboard of Africa.

Our clients include leading national and international companies and we have established ourselves as a highly skilled, innovative, competitive and experienced engineering service provider. Our many years of experience and excellent craftsmanship in multi-skilled engineering and specialised services have allowed us to provide our clients with the highest standards in quality, safety and reliability.

We have also nurtured various relationships with trusted local and international service providers to complement our services.

Our services include:

1. Marine & Offshore

  • Dry dock, Conversions & alongside, offshore Riding Squads, Mechanical
  • Thrusters, Propulsion Systems, Diesel engines, Turbo Chargers, Pumps, Valves ,Gearboxes, Clutches, Winches, Couplings, Bearings, Cranes, Alternators

  • Syncrolift workshop, Quay Space (Syncrolift and main harbour)

    We have experience in working with the following:

  • Direct Positioning Systems, Vibration dampers, A frames and more

2. Industrial Mechanical Services

  • Mechanical, Construction and Maintenance, Fabrication, Welding

  • Pumps- e.g. Hydraulic, Pneumatic, centrifugal, gear and screw pump (warman, enviro- tech, submersible, slurry, plunger pumps) , Stop Valves and Check Valves ( gate, globe, butterfly, ball), Gearboxes- e.g. Industrial Gearbox (Radicon, David Brown), Fenner coupling (Fenaflex Tyre Couplings, Jaw Couplings, HRC Couplings, Rigid Couplings) Bearings; Ball, Roller Bearings, Plummer Blocks and Sleeves, Needle Bearings, Rod Ends and Spherical Plain Bearings, Split, Roller Bearings Screens; Joest and Vibramech, Crushers-Combined Cone crusher, Universal Jaw and Impact crusher, Mills-rod and ball mills, Scrubbers, Thickeners, Cyclones, Magseps, Conveyors-belt and screw conveyors (E.G IN BRACKETS EG)

Other services

Through third parties, Kraatz also offers the following services:

  • Blasting, Painting, Cleaning, Cranage, Staging ,Site accommodation, Electrical (marine and industrial), Tank cleaning , Hydraulics, Non-destructive testing, Propeller repairs, Engine repairs, Underwater services, Coffer dam repairs, Mobile cranes (up to 500t)


We are the sole agent for Hitachi Mining and Construction Equipment. Call us to serve you.

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P.O.Box 555, Walvis Bay, 5th street


07:00 AM - 17:00 PM


Phone: +264 64 215 800

Fax: +264 64 209 117