Deep Dive Into
The Mining Process
Innovation from seabed-to-surface
Finding, recovering and processing diamonds is becoming ever more complex. With land supply in Namibia expected to run out in as little as 15 years, an innovative fleet of vessels is ensuring production continues off the coast of Namibia.
Sparkle in Namibia
operation between The De Beers Group of Companies and the Government of the Republic of Namibia (Namdeb Holdings).
A Milestone 10-Year Deal
was signed in May 2016 for the sorting, valuing and sales of Namdeb Holdings' diamonds. The agreement is the longest ever signed between the two partners.
Namibia's Largest Foreign Exchange Generator
is Namdeb Holdings, which contributes more than one in every five Namibian dollars to foreign earnings.
continues to be recognised as global leader in the marine exploration and mining of diamonds.
of diamonds, it's estimated, will come from the sea bed off the coast of south west Africa.
specialising in marine mining, are currently in operation at Debmarine Namibia. The mv SS Nujoma, its new exploration and sampling vessel, will be added to the fleet in Q1 2017.
More Than 1 Million
carats were mined offshore in 2015.
off Namibia's coast, Debmarine Namibia mines for diamonds.
below the ocean, innovative technology brings these diamonds to the surface.