1991 – 1995
12th January 1991 – Establishing of the company. Maintenance of Bulgarian and Greek owned vessels. Innovative organization for prompt and quality repairs at competitive price levels. The average number of employees is 250.
1995 – 2000
1995 – 1998 – First stage of the Yard infrastructure is completed, including workshops, cranes, equipment
and energy sources.
February 1999 – Floating dock No.1 with lifting capacity of 18 000 t is set in operation.
1999 – The company acquires quality management system certificate ISO 9001:2000 by the Lloyd Register
Quality Assurance and becomes one of the first shipyards in Bulgaria working under its regulations. The average number of employees is 450.
2000 – 2005
The company marketing is globally focused and strong positions have been gained. The company invests in modern equipment
for welding, hydro blasting, tank coating, metal processing. Own non-destructive laboratory is established. Own training
center is established.
2005 – The second stage of the shipyard infrastructure for shipbuilding and repair is completed. The
average number of employees is 670.
2006 – 2015
Floating dock No.2 with lifting capacity of 8 500 tons, suitable for both ship building and repair is set in operation. The company starts its shipbuilding activity and its portfolio extends to wide range of vessels – from tugboats, through dredgers and chemical tankers to offshore patrol vessels.
The first ship’s conversion, including lengthening, widening and retrofitting is successfully carried out.
2015 – 2020
MTG Dolphin invests in a new, fully covered hull workshop with heavy crane equipment, designed for the production of bulk sections and assembly into blocks, as well as for the construction of entire vessels up to 80m in length.
New Pipe and Assembly workshops with new equipment for pipe-assembly activities are built.
2020 – until present
New covered workshop for steel processing has been built. The workshop have been fully equipped with CNC plates and profiles cutting machines, as well with automated panel line for plates joining and stiffeners welding in flat sections.
Existing pipe workshop has been extended and equipped with new CNC processing machines for cutting, bending and cold forming of the pipes.
Nowadays MTG Dolphin is one of the leading shipyards in Black Sea/ Mediterranean Sea region. More than 30 years of experience in repairs of vessels of up to 60’000t. More than 15 years of building of highly technological and complex vessels of up to 16’000t. More than 550 professionals.
And above all, we still maintain our passion for improving our services and products.