Perfection in every detail



Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. is situated at the southern end of the city of Varna, on the island between the old and new canals connecting the Black Sea and the Lake of Varna and is about one mile far from the mouth of Port Varna. Yard’s location is extremely favourable in view of the significance of Varna as a big industrial and tourist centre. Located at the point of intersection of multiple transport, communication and commercial main lines, the shiprepair activity is secured in terms of timely delivery of materials.

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria occupying an area of 205 sq. km. Its situation on the Northern coast of the Black Sea as well as the rich natural resources make it one of the best known resort centres in the Black Sea region. Besides it lies on the road between the Middle East and Western Europe.





Commissioning of the Graving dock at the Georgi Dimitrov shipbuilding and shiprepair yard has laid the foundations of Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A.. Some time after their foundation, the two main activities of the Georgi Dimitrov shipbuilding and shiprepair yard separated, so Odessos undertook the shiprepair services.

The construction of the Graving dock was related at that time with the necessity for execution of emergency dock repairs of war ships in case of eventual military operations in the Black Sea basin during the Cold War.

The first docked vessel was the Bulgarian M/V “Shipka”. This docking marked the commencement of service of the Graving dock.



Commissioning of the Floating dock No. 1 having a lifting capacity of 4 500 tons


Commissioning of the Floating dock No. 2 having a lifting capacity of 12 000 tons

With its 3 docks at that time the yard had to be expanded and reconstructed. New production shops, mooring berths, treatment plant, fire fighting service, new medical centre, storages, laboratory, canteen were built.

Enhanced facilities helped the yard to establish as a leader in the Black Sea region. It managed to develop the market and carry our repairs also on vessels beyond the Eastern block.



After the changes in the former socialist countries in 1989 Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. was reorganized and in 1997 it became a joint-stock company. The capital is entirely private.


The yard has invested over 30 million US dollars in improvement of infrastructure, buildings, purchase of machinery, equipment and stations, improvement of working environment and safety. Commissioning of the Floating dock No. 3 with lifting capacity of 20 000 tons.


Odessos Shiprepair Yard is certified according to the following international standards with the following filed of activity “Ship repair and conversion services”:


  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System
  • AQAP 2110:2016 Quality Management System in compliance with NATO Allied Publication AQAP 2110

Odessos Shiprepair Yard SA is certified by Class Societies for the following activities:

  • Certified welders and approved WPS (EH36) for welding of ship’s steel hull structures (LR и RINA);
  • Certified welders and approved WPS for welding of ship’s bronze propellers (LR и GL);
  • Approval for welding of ship’s hull structures and mechanical elements (GL, BRS); Survey and maintenance of ship’s fire equipment (LR, GL, BV, BRS);
  • Survey and maintenance of ship’s life-boats and davits (LR);
  • Thickness measurements of ship’s hull structure (LR, GL, BV, DNV, BRS);

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 45001:2018

ISO 50001:2011

NATO AQAP Certificate



Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. considers its employees the basic and most important resource. Health and safety at work is of highest priority. We try our best to provide our employees with just and favorable conditions throughout the working day.

Our medical centre is ready to administer first aid in case of necessity. It comprises two doctors, medical staff and an ambulance.

Our occupational health service performs preventive and advisory functions on providing health and safety at work.

Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. is BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified.

The management structure of Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. includes the Safety and Health Department that coordinates the strict adherence to the health and safety procedures.

Department employs:

  • 1 Engineering Supervision & Health and Safety Manager
  • 2 Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors
  • 1 Occupational Health and Safety Inspector & Environment Specialist


Golden Stamp Award

Council of Europe’s scientific and cultural community awards Odessos Shiprepair Yard with Golden Stamp for contribution to the prestige of European Innovative Management. Our Executive Director Eng. Dimitar Todorov possesses high prestige and public recognition and an...

34 major repairs in the first half year of 2015

Since January 2015 Odessos Shipyard had serviced 34 vessels, all of them major repair projects, from leading shipowners and managers. The yard’s work portfolio includes a large number of bulk carriers, general cargos, chemical tankers,...

A busy time for Odessos shipyard

January, February and March 2015 is proving to be a busy quarter of the year for Odessos Shipyard, our three docks were full. We carried out totally 17 major repairs and several minors repair jobs. Our efforts were mainly aimed at the following works: standard dry...

Odessos has signed with Octagone AS, Norway

We are pleased to announce that Odessos Shipyard expands its shiprepair agent network. Odessos Shiprepair Yard S.A. has signed with Octagone AS, Norway to be our exclusive agent for the territory of Scandinavia.  Octagone is serving the shipping industry worldwide and...

18 major repairs for the last three months of 2014

Last three months, from October to December 2014, ODESSOS Shiprepair Yard finished 18 major shiprepair projects. We carried out some specific repairs - cleaning of fuel tanks for the transition from heavy fuel oil to marine diesel oil, propeller cleaning and painting...

500 t crane arrived in Odessos

500 t crane arrived at our yard to remove a 56 tons crane tower from the tanker SEAHOPE II, owned by THENAMARIS SHIPS MANAGEMENT. Now we can repair it and do a major repair of a slewing bearing.

Successful rescue operation at m/v Elga-1

The rescue operation at Russia’s general cargo vessel Elga-1 which stranded in the Black Sea near the city of Balchik for several days, has been successfully. Last night divers were able to stop the leakage of water into the engine compartment. Currently the ship is...

19 large repairs and conversions in 90 days

We are satisfied by the fact that we carried out large repairs and conversions of 19 vessels during the second quarter of 2014. Shipowners from Germany, Netherlands, USA, Russia, Greece etc. choose our services because of our established good relations and also for...

ODESSOS Shiprepair Yard S.A. signed with Exeno Yamamizu Corporation

ODESSOS Shiprepair Yard S.A. has chosen Exeno Yamamizu Corporation to be its exclusive agent in the important Japan shipping market. The new Japan-based agent will represent Odessos's ship repair sector, effective immediately, as it continues to be the yard of choice...