When will marine gems shine again?

Commodity cycles come and go - although the Western Cape, not known as a major producer of mineral resources, usually remains largely oblivious to these shifts. Of course, older readers might remember that the one commodity cycle that appeals to local investors is the marine diamond market.


Fast track heavy lift for !Gariep offshore diamond mining vessel

An extensive reference base of successful heavy lifts, an experienced design, rigging and operational crew, a cost effective 50 ton 38m radius capability, and the ability to mobilise quickly and efficiently were all deciding factors in the award of a heavy lifting contract to Johnson Crane Hire. The company started work on the removal and replacement of a number of components on Debmarine Namibia’s !Gariep offshore diamond mining vessel.


Debmarine Namibia Diamond Mining vessels upgrade projects

Debmarine Namibia mines for diamonds off the southern coast of Namibia and currently owns, operates and maintains five marine diamond mining vessels. Debmarine Namibia contracts De Beers Marine South Africa (based in Cape Town) to provide specialist technical engineering project support services on the vessels during scheduled vessel maintenance dry docking in the Cape Town harbour.


Pioneering Trans Hex

TRANS HEX Group, the Parow-headquartered diamond miner, is shedding the old as it prepares to bring onboard a shiny new operational asset from industry giant De Beers. Last month Trans Hex sold off its subsidiary Pioneer Minerals for R35m to Bondeo 140 CC.

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