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.
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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.

Debmarine Namibia donates medical equipment to Onandjokwe

Date Posted: 07 May 2021


Debmarine Namibia donated endoscopy equipment worth N$ 1,3 million to Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospital.

Remarks by Debmarine Namibia Chief Executive Officer Otto Shikongo during the handover of medical equipment to the Onandjokwe State Hospital

Honourable Governor of Oshikoto Region - Mr Penda Ya Ndakolo
Hounorable Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services - Dr. Esther Muinjangue
His Worship the Mayor of the Town of Oniipa – Mr David Kambode
Honourable Councillor of the Oniipa Constituency Oshikoto Regional Council – Mr Vilho Nuunyango
Oshikoto Health Director – Mr. Joshua Nghipangelwa
Onandjokwe Medical Superintendent - Dr Akutu Munyika
Esteemed front line heroes and heroines of the Medical Fraternity present here
Our Friends from the Media
Distinguished invited guests
Ladies and gentlemen!

Good morning – and thank you very much for joining us at this auspicious occasion.

Our business at Debmarine Namibia is about using highly advanced state-of-the-art engineering marvels to recovery marine diamonds from the mighty Atlantic Ocean at depths of up to 150 meters deep. We do this without being able to see the diamonds on the ocean floor with our naked eyes, and without touching a single diamond with bare hands. I mention this because to demonstrate our experience, reliance and appreciation of the power and benefit of technology. We live by our purpose ‘Make Life Brilliant’ which is fuelled by our ambition to be the beacon of mining excellence. Our approach is simple, to recover diamonds safely and sustainably, whilst building a lasting positive legacy. The latter, is why I am standing here before you.

Partnering for Thriving Communities is one of our Building Forever social investment pillars. Through this pillar, we seek ways in which we can partner with our communities to generate real and lasting benefits for our country in the areas of - health and wellbeing, skills and education, and livelihoods addressing socio-economic needs. Despite our annual contribution to Government, our social responsibility agenda facilitated through our social investment fund focuses on broad based community needs identified and received, throughout the country.

Our partnership history with the Ministry of Health and Social Services spans over seven years:

Today, following our quest to contribute towards the improvement of our country’s medical system, we are fulling the 2019 request from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, with the procurement of this N$1.3 million Endoscopy Medical Equipment for the Onandjokwe State Hospital.
Today, following our quest to contribute towards the improvement of our country’s medical system, we are fulling the 2019 request from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, with the procurement of this N$1.3 million Endoscopy Medical Equipment for the Onandjokwe State Hospital.

We are glad to be able to in our own humble way, support Government’s efforts in providing health care to our people and to ensure their social welfare including the weak and vulnerable members of our society.

We at Debmarine Namibia believe that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce and a healthy nation is prosperous nation.

With this few words ladies and gentlemen I am confident that this equipment will be used appropriately and that health services for our people will be improved as a result.