Damen Starts Construction on World’s Largest Diamond Mining Ship

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has started construction on a new offshore diamond mining vessel for a unit of De Beers in Namibia. De Beers Marine Namibia (aka Debmarine Namibia), 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian Government and De Beers Group, awarded Damen with the contract to build the new vessel in February 2019 for offshore operations in … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to Repower De Beers’ Diamond Mining Vessel Debmar Pacific

Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä and De Beers Marine, the offshore mining unit of the world's largest diamond miner, have signed an agreement to repower De Beers’ diamond mining ship Debmar Pacific. The vessel, originally built in the 1970s, will be outfitted with new Wärtsilä gensets, extending the vessel's lifetime and improving its reliability. Debmar Pacific is … [Read more...]

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...]