Germany’s NVL Group, previously Lürssen Defence, and its native shipyard associate MTG Dolphin, at this time joined representatives of the contracting authority to launch development of the primary of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPV) for the Bulgarian Navy in Varna, Bulgaria. The spotlight of the standard metal chopping ceremony was the power-up of the plasma chopping system for the primary metal lower. The vessels are based mostly on the NVL Group’s OPV-90 mannequin. Each vessels are being constructed at MTG Dolphin in Varna below the administration of NVL Group and with the involvement of quite a few Bulgarian suppliers. The items are predestined for duties throughout the framework of worldwide alliance missions of NATO and the EU and allow the Bulgarian Navy to counter air- and land-based threats in addition to floor and undersea threats.

“With the beginning of metal chopping, we’re coming into the manufacturing section as deliberate. The milestone reached
at this time can also be an expression of the trusting relationship with our buyer and the constructive cooperation
with our associate MTG Dolphin. To efficiently launch ships of such complexity, environment friendly, trusting and
cooperative partnerships are important. This is applicable to the cooperation with the shipyard as a lot as to that
with our quite a few native and worldwide suppliers,” defined Dirk Malgowski, Managing Director of NVL
B.V. & Co. KG.


NVL Group’s OPV-90 Offshore Patrol Vessels

“We’re very completely happy to attend the ceremony of launching development of the primary of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPV). These ships will allow the Bulgarian Navy to fulfil all duties for defending nationwide maritime pursuits and can give us the chance to completely take part in NATO and EU operations and missions.”, Commander of the Bulgarian Navy, rear admiral Mihaylov was completely happy to report.

The vessels, that are round 90 meters lengthy, with round 2,300 tons of displacement, are based mostly on a confirmed design from the NVL portfolio, and have an built-in Fight Administration System. Armament features a 76 mm gun, 4 anti-ship missiles, eight anti-aircraft missiles in vertical launcher cells, a 35 mm close-in weapon station, and light-weight torpedoes. The built-in fight system is to be supplied by Saab. The MMPV undertaking, with a complete quantity of round 420 million euros, is presently the biggest newbuild undertaking of the Bulgarian Navy. Supply of the primary vessel is scheduled for the third quarter of 2025, and the second vessel a yr later.