Cutting of the first steel plate of the new Hydrographic vessel for the Executive Agency for exploration and maintenance of the Danube river”

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project – Catamaran for hydrographic surveys took place at MTG Dolphin on 19th of May 2016.
The hydrographic surveying vessel will work in the Bulgarian – Romanian part of the Danube river.
The Shipowner is the Executive Agency for exploration and maintenance of the Danube river and the vessel will be built under “Operational programme on Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020”.


Catamaran’s characteristics:
Length: 19,9 m
Breadth: 7,4 m
Draft: 1,2 m
Speed: 26 km/h


The ship must be delivered to the Client in February 2017.

Cutting of the first steel plate for 3‘500 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project –  3‘500 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger „Minerva” took place at MTG Dolphin on 4th of February 2016. 
The sections for the ship will be built again in cooperation with the Dutch Royal IHC company, and the Client is Belgian DEME – Dredging Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V.
This vessel has bigger capacity than the previously built dredgers in the Yard – her hopper is of 3500 m3 and she is the first dredger using the “dual fuel” technology for the work of the main engines – with diesel or LNG.


The ship will be equipped with 80 cm suction tube, suitable for dredging to a depth of 30 m. the dredging material will be discharged through three bottom doors to a floating line or rainbow nozzle.


Characteristics of the vessel:
Length: 86.2 m
Breath: 17.3 m
Draught (loaded): 5 m
Hopper capacity: 3 500 m3

Cutting of the first steel plate for 1’840 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project –  1’840 m3 Twin Screw Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger „Mahury” will take place at MTG Dolphin on 25th of November 2014. This is the second ship in series (after “Albatros”), being built by order of Royal IHC for Dutch Dredging.


The vessel will be capable of dredging with one trailing suction pipe up to depths of 30 meters, delivering the spoil either into the hopper, or directly overboard.

Main characteristics:
Length – 75 m
Breadth – 13,40 m
Draft – 4,10 m
Hopper capacity – 1’840 m3