Nibulon Shipyard

Nibulon Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant (Ukrainian: Суднобудівно-судноремонтний завод «Нібулон») is a Ukrainian shipyard that is located in Mykolaiv owned by agricultural company Nibulon.[1] It is located right next to the Black Sea Shipyard.

Nibulon Shipyard


As an independent company, the enterprise was founded in 1886. The main activity of the company was ship repair. In 1933 the plant began to build barges, floating docks, steel lights[clarification needed] and steel structures for waterworks.

In the early 90s, the company began the construction of yachts. There were built two motor-sailing schooner AQUATON-88 (length 26.7 meters), which became the first mega-yachts built in the then USSR. One of these yachts is a training schooner in the naval forces of Spain.[2]

At the same time the yard, with support from the Ukrainian Government, built small fishing vessels for the companies located on the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. At the request of customers who bought old decommissioned military boats, the plant takes care of their repair, modernization and renovation. At the same time the plant is establishing manufacturing and installation of furniture for yachts, including some made of precious wood.[citation needed]

In 1995, the plant was privatized and reorganized into an open joint stock company. It undertook production of sailing and motor sailing yachts and boats.

In 2000, the enterprise was rebranded to Lyman Shipbuilding Plant.

In August 2012, the Nibulon company acquired the assets and property complex of the Liman Shipbuilding Plant.[3] The Nibulon Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant was created. In the newly established factory there was reconstruction and modernization of existing facilities for the purpose of construction and maintenance of the trading fleet of the Nibulon company.

On June 10, 2016, Nibulon Shipyard launched the second self-propelled vessel B2000. In general it is planned to build eight vessels of this type. Six of them will be launched on the water by the end of 2016. The vessels will operate in tandem with tugboats.[4][5]

In 2019, the shipyard built a 10,000-ton NIBULON MAX granary, which become one of the largest ships built in Ukraine for a decade.[6]

In 2020 the company was granted a government contract for manufacturing five OCEA motorboats for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.[7]

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  1. ^ "Суднобудівно-судноремонтний завод "НІБУЛОН"". Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ "The factory "Liman" decided to rename the Shipyard "NIBULON"". Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Агрохолдинг "Нібулон" купив суднобудівний завод "Лиман"". (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  4. ^ "Nibulon Launches First Of Eight Grain Barges Under B2000 Project". Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  5. ^ "Nibulon shipyard launched the third non-self-propelled vessel of Project B2000". Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  6. ^ "У Миколаєві ввели в експлуатацію найбільше судно України NIBULON MAХ". (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  7. ^ The shipyard in Mykolaiv will build five French OCEA motorboats for MIA (Верф у Миколаєві побудує п'ять французьких катерів ОCEA для МВС). 5 June 2020

Coordinates: 46°56′53″N 31°59′17″E / 46.948079°N 31.988091°E / 46.948079; 31.988091