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

Name giving ceremony of BN 901/ “ITALENI”

On 18/6/2014 at MTG Dolphin Shipyard took place the Name giving ceremony of “ITALENI”. The vessel is self-propelled 750 cubic meters Grab Hopper Dredger, built by order of IHC Global Production for Transnet National Ports Authority of South Africa.


Length (OA): 62 m       
Length (BP): 59 m       
Width: 15 m       
Depth: 4.5 m       
Hopper volume: 750 m³


The vessel, as Mrs. Ncumisa Nkanunu, the godmother, explained at the ceremony, was named after a famous battle between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus during the period of the Great Trek which took place in Italeni.


Source for the photos: Petel.bg

Cutting of the first steel plate for 2’300 m3 Suction Hopper Dredger

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project of MTG Dolphin – 2’300 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger took place at the Yard on 25th of March 2014.

She is a standardized twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger with a hopper capacity of 2’700m3. Capable of dredging with one trailing suction pipe and capable to deliver the spoil either into the hopper, or directly overboard.


Main characteristics:
Length – 81,75 m
Breadth – 15,80 m
Draft – 5,90 m.