De Beers to Order World’s Largest Diamond Mining Vessel at Kleven

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers is planning what it says will be the largest diamond mining vessel ever built. Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian Government and De Beers Group, announced Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven for the construction of 176-meter custom-built diamond mining … [Read more...]

De Beers Confirms Order for Deepwater Mining Ship

De Beers Marine Namibia, part of diamond mining and exploration firm De Beers Group, has confirm its contract today with Norwegian ship builder Kleven on the building of a highly specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration. The contract was initially announced in October 2014. The first-of-its-kind vessel will be of MT 6022 design from Marin Teknikk and will … [Read more...]

De Beers Commissions Offshore Diamond Exploration Ship

More than $7 billion has been invested into the search for diamonds since 2000 according to De Beers Group. Much of that has been focused in places such as India, Botswana, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, as well Siberia and Canada. On a global scale, exploration costs in search for the extraordinarily rare mineral hovers around $500 million, nearly … [Read more...]