Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.

Resource Development

mv SS Nujoma sampling tool

Knowing the mineral endowment of the mining licence area is critical to ensure sustainable mining.

Resource development is carried out by scanning the seafloor using geophysical mapping followed by sampling to determine the reserve inventory. The inventory, together with other parameters, is then processed into a mine plan, which is aimed at ensuring the sustainable use of the resource for the long-term benefit of the stakeholders.

The acquisition of the mv SS Nujoma – the only exploration and sampling vessel in the Debmarine Namibia fleet – was motivated by the business need to broadly assess and identify potential mineralisation, with the aim to increase the sampling rate thereby improving our mining efficiencies.