Modification of Dock III is successfully completed!

The work included upgrade of ballast system in order to double its capacity, by installing new pump room and upgrading of the old. Total length of pipes renewal exceeded 6 000 m.

Application of silicone A/F, full blasting and painting of cargo hold, upgrade in the accommodation and galley and class renewal items, has been successfully completed.

We wish her Owners, Managers and Crew Fair Winds, Three feet under the keel and many successful voyages!

MTG-Dolphin awarded for quality by KRIB

The high standards of shipbuilding set and pursued by MTG-Dolphin earned the company the big prize in the “Quality” category at the Fifth annual ball of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB), which took place on the 4th of June, 2019.
The statuette was presented to Svetlin Stoyanov, executive director of MTG-Dolphin, by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. The ceremony, which was held at Sofia Tech Park brought together more than 400 representatives of industry and government.
In the strong competition of eight more Bulgarian companies, MTG-Dolphin stood out with no less than eight ships delivered to customers in only a year
“The level of satisfaction of our clients is mirrored in the fact that 75% of the ships delivered are for partners with whom we have already worked. The integrated quality management system, as well as the commitment of our staff at all levels, leads to a result meeting all the requirements of the classification societies and the shipowners,” says MTG-Dolphin’s Svetlin Stoyanov.

Name giving ceremony of 2’300m3 TSHD „LESSE“

On the 23rd of May 2019, the third consecutive trailing hopper dredger, building No.803/CO1295, for Dutch Dredging received her name “Lesse” at an official ceremony in MTG Dolphin Shipyard, Varna.

The vessel is an improved version of the previously built “Albatros” and “Mahury” and is designed to maintain sea and inland waterways, as well as to perform land reclamation. The hopper dredger is equipped with the latest electronic system for positioning, sounding and execution of dredging work. With a dredging depth of 30m below the waterline and a hopper capacity of 2 300 m3, the LESSE is extremely efficient and can be deployed worldwide. Special attention is given to the reduction of the operational costs, which is achieved by designing the ship for a maximum uptime, by applying more wear resistant materials and by deploying maintenance free equipment on board.


MTG-Dolphin delivered today the third tug of a series of five vessels to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar). At a christening ceremony held at the Port of Varna the ship received the name “CASTOR”.
Like the previous two tugs in the series, it was built to the Robert Allan Ltd RAmparts 2700 design. “CASTOR” is in line with the rules and regulations of Bureau Veritas and will sail under a Bulgarian flag. The tug’s sister ships were delivered to the ship owner in June 2017 and June 2018, respectively.
“CASTOR” is 27.6 m long and 10 m wide. Its draft is 3.95 m. The ship is powered by two Caterpillar engines of 1800 hp, with two rotating Azipod Drives. The tug is fitted with an aft towing winch. Bollard pull is 40 tonnes.
Having an unrestricted navigation class notation, “CASTOR” can perform both port and sea towage, also in hard conditions.


Last week MTG-Dolphin delivered a second-in-series tug, named “ALIOTH”, to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar). The ship naming ceremony was held at the Port of Varna on the 29th of June.
This is the second of three vessels in a series built to the Robert Allan Ltd RAmparts 2700 design. “ALIOTH” satisfies the applicable rules and regulations of Bureau Veritas and will sail under a Bulgarian flag.
“ALIOTH” has an overall length of 27.6 m with a beam of 10m and a draft of 3.95 m. The main propulsion is comprised of two Caterpillar engines, each with a capacity of 1800 hp, driving two rotating Azipod Drives. The ship is equipped with an aft towing winch. Bollard pull is 40 tonnes.
“ALIOTH” is capable of performing both port and sea towage, having unrestricted navigation class notation, and of manoeuvring even in hard conditions.


Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project took place at MTG Dolphin on 10th of May 2018.


The ship is the fourth azimuth stern drive tugboat in construction for Navigation Maritime Bulgare plc. under the supervision of Bureau Veritas and will sail under Bulgarian flag.


The ship must be delivered to the Client in the first quarter of 2019.