The yard was established in 1974 at the Golden Horn in İstanbul named as Dortler Shipyard by four foremen one of who is Mehmet Turan Şahin presently owner and chairman of the shipyard. The first ship constructed in the yard was a tanker of 1000 dwt named "Isıklar-1". We continued to built three more ships of 1500/2000 dwt named as “Karadeniz 1” / “Karadeniz 2” / “Karadeniz 3” for the same owner and ship repair works of several Turkish and foreign flag vessels.
In 1980’ies the yard moved its present location in Tuzla Private Sector Shipyard Area and continue to give service to the shipping business by incorporating with Engin Maritime and Trading Co Inc. as Engin-Dortler Shipyard which is our present well known name in the market. In those days until 2002, even though Engin-Dortler Shipyard maintained its activities mainly by carrying out ship repair work, we also built ……. Dwt dry cargo and a small tanker named “Castrol İstanbul”.
Through the years Engin-Dortler Shipyard has been developed with additional investments and applying technological developments which enable us to get much experience about Dry Cargo Vessel, Chemical and Product Tankers in international area. Between 2002-2008 we proud of delivering different type and size chemical tankers such as M/T Crescent Barolo(M/T OW AALBORG) , M/T Aksaz C (M/T Trefin Adam) and M/T Adrasan C (M/T Trefin Unity), to their Danish and Turkish owners.
Moreover Engin-Dortler Shipyard have started the process of setting up a new shipyard in 20,000 sqm area in Yalova-Altınova in order to specialize mainly on the construction of new building vessels up to 20,000 DWT…
Today under the light of years experience, we continue manufacturing quality within the standards of ISO 9001:2008 with a highly skilled workforce, reasonable price and timely delivery policy.