Bulyard Shipbuilding Industry AD is the largest shipbuilding enterprise in Bulgaria.
The company designs, constructs and repairs ships up to 100 000 DWT. Over 850 vessels for owners of 27 countries have been built for the over one-hundred years long history of the shipyard.
The product portfolio comprises Product Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Container Carriers, Bulk Carriers, General Cargo vessels, Coal Carriers and Multipurpose vessels.
Bulyard Shipbuilding Industry is situated in the South Industrial Zone of Varna - the second largest city and the main port of Bulgaria. The shipyard is very close to Varna-Sofia railway, 5 minutes away from the center of the city and 10 minutes away from Varna airport. This location and the moderate weather conditions make the shipyard highly accessible throughout the year. This situation readily facilitates rapid materials acquisition and re-supply and coupled with the skilled labor supply enables Bulyard to offer round-the-clock and round-the-calendar dedicated production.
The major part of the production facilities of the company is located at Varna Port, at the western coast of the Black Sea covering an area of around 410 sq.m.more
Damen Shipyards Mangalia is located on the Black Sea coast of Romania and is a joint venture between Damen and the Romanian Government with Damen responsible for the operational management of yard. Mangalia is the largest shipyard in the Damen portfolio and its integration into the group opens up the possibility of Damen constructing and converting larger and more complex vessels than was previously possible, with particular emphasis on RoPax ferries, cruise ships, big offshore vessels and offshore structures.
The management team led by Chris Groninger is now working on optimizing the yard for its new rebuild focus, as well as expanding its repair and maintenance client base and developing an offshore construction capability. The yard occupies a single site of nearly one million square metres and has 1590 metres of quayside. Three dry docks range in size from 302 by 48 metres to 360 by 60 metres with craneage to match. It has a comprehensive range of skills and workshops on site for newbuild and repair projects including high capacity steel and painting facilities.
The yard was originally known as 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard and began building new ships in 1976. In 1997 Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A. took control of the yard and changed the focus to building large container ships, bulk carriers and tankers. In late 2017 Damen acquired Daewoo’s shareholding and in the summer of 2018 took operational control.more