Mining company De Beers and the government of Namibia officially unveiled a new diamond recovery vessel: ‘Benguela Gem’. The vessel will commence operations from next week.
According to De Beers Group, it is a custom-built vessel that combines the latest technology and fully integrated design to achieve unrivaled efficiency, reliability and accuracy. The ‘Benguela Gem’ will add 500,000 carats of high-value diamonds to Debmarine Namibia’s annual production. Debmarine is a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of Namibia. De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver also added the Benguela Gem is the first of its kind and will support a long-term, sustainable future for Namibia’s diamond sector.
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