M/V RODINA, owned by our longtime customer – Navibulgar, has been equipped with new COSCO WBT system.
Hull has been full blasted to SA2 standard, cargo holds have been treated and painted. Standard docking has been done – overboard valves overhauling , tail shaft seals renewal , anchors and chains have been serviced etc.
We wish her Owners, Managers and Crew Fair Winds and many successful voyages!
Work: The vessel has been inerted with 20 tons of nitrogen upon arrival, allowing gas free certification and safe repair operations. Standard dry-docking works have been performed and Intermediate renewal Class Survey has been passed successfully. Inert gas generator, cargo system Freon unit and AC accommodation unit have been completely overhauled. The Cargo system has been overhauled, including replacement of cargo pipelines and Framo pumps repair, followed by a successful NDT control and a pressure tests of the whole system at 18 bars.
The vessel has been gassed up with 20 tons of LPG mix before departure and safely headed to her new tasks.
We wish her and her crew good luck and bon voyage!
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.
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 carried out sea trials of the 2,750 m3 electric-diesel bunkering tanker with azimuth thrusters, which will be delivered to her Owner by the end of the year. She will serve the city of Genoa. The ship has a very high level of automation and is designed to be run by only three crew members.
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.