Thursday, November 27, 2014

DeBeers selects Kleven for newest diamond ship

(IDEX Online News) – De Beers has selected Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven to build a tailor-made ship for deep sea mineral exploration off the coast of Namibia.

Kleven said the vessel would be the "first of its kind" and will work on a large area offshore where over three million years the Orange River deposited sediments containing diamonds.
Marin Teknikk says the De Beers vessel will be similar to earlier MT 6022 designs, but the internal arrangement will be different. Below deck and the entire aft deck will be installed with equipment designed for underwater mineral activity. The ship is 113 metres and has a beam of 22 metres. The vessel will be able to operate at depths of up to 150 metres. Up to 80 people can be housed. The ship will be deployed offshore for up to three years at a time, with crew transfers and supplies handled by smaller vessels or helicopters.
The vessel will be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and is scheduled to be delivered in June 2016.




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See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/03/diamonds-of-namibia.html
See -----> http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/07/debswana-is-to-install-full-body-x-ray.html