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Debmarine Namibia inks MoU to build bunker-saving mining vessel

Vessel designed according to ECO class notation, with a particular focus on low fuel consumption.



Illustration of Debmarine Namibia's new seabed mining vessel. Image credit: Marin Teknikk AS


Updated on 21 Nov 2017 15:18 GMT

Shipbuilding group Kleven has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with marine diamond mining firm Debmarine Namibia to build a new seabed mining vessel.

The 177-metre-long vessel will feature specialized equipment developed by De Beers for finding diamonds laying in a 4-5-metre-thick layer of sediment.

The vessel has been designed according to the ECO class notation (Clean Design), with a particular focus being given to lowering fuel consumption and emissions.

The mining vessel is equipped with diesel-electric, frequency-controlled propulsion, efficient azimuth thrusters, a 4P mooring system and a dynamic positioning system.






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