Debmarine Namibia

Debmarine Namibia donates 2nd N$ 3.6m Covid-19 testing machine

Staff Writer Debmarine Namibia in partnership with the University of Namibia, in addition to the initial machine availed at the launch of the lab in August 2020, recently sponsored a second PCR machine in effort to accelerate the country’s Covid-19 testing capacity at cost of N$ 3.6 million. The PCR laboratory is based at the UNAM Hage Geingob Campus and managed by the School of Medicine. Apart from the PCR Covid-19 testing system, the additional laboratory testing kit comes with power protection equipment for the purpose of safeguarding the system against power surges, and also to protect computer equipment and…
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Debmarine Namibia’s new vessel launched

Debmarine Namibia’s new vessel launched

Staff Writer Debmarine Namibia’s N$7 billion flagship vessel, the Debmarine Namibia’s 3rd Additional Mining Vessel (AMV3) was successfully launched in Damen Shipyard, Mangalia Romania. The floating of the 177 metres (577 feet) marine diamond recovery vessel and the world’s biggest, marks the start of at least 30 years of operational service. Constructed from a Marinteknikk design, the AMV3 is the current largest in the Debmarine Namibia fleet. “It brings a great comfort to learn that the AMV3 was launched successfully in Romania. Present situation due to COVID-19 pandemic and travelling restrictions around the world, my team could not witness the…
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Debmarine Namibia’s diamond vessel takes shape

Debmarine Namibia’s diamond vessel takes shape

Debmarine Namibia’s latest additional recovery vessel has started to take a perfect shape after the installation of the helideck a week ago in Damen Mangalia Shipyard, Romania. Helideck with the diameter of 22.8m with a total weight 49.2 tonnes will be the largest in the Debmarine Namibia fleet and designed to accommodate helicopters of different specifications such as AW101, Sikorsky S92, and Sikorsky S-61 (MTOW 15600kg). The new vessel according the diamond company will be fitted with deck integrated latest technology fire-fighting system, deck helicopter navigation lighting with circle and ‘H’ marking on top as per CAP 437 - standards…
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AMV3 readies for pilot ocean launch

AMV3 readies for pilot ocean launch

Staff Writer Debmarine Namibia has announced that its AMV3 (Additional Mining Vessel number 3) mining vessel currently under construction in Romania is expected to be ready for its pilot ocean launch in October 2020 at the Damen Mangalia Shipyard. The diamond mining company said despite Covid-19 the AMV3 vessel project execution is moving ahead. “As the company that prides itself on safety, the project management team developed and implemented a COVID-19 response plan and special care has been taken to mitigate safety and health risks of the project employees,” the company said. “The project is progressing well on all performance…
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A dream, hard work and perseverance

A dream, hard work and perseverance

A journey for Wilbard Mwetulundila Wilbard Mwetulundila grew up in Onamutayi Village east of Ongwediva with his seven siblings. As a child, he was fascinated by battery-operated toys and his persisted of engineering curiosity birthed a Marine Electrician at Debmarine Namibia. He has an unwavering love for engineering and on the quest to follow it though to make sure that his childhood dream of becoming an engineer is realised. “I always had a picture of myself working in an engineering space. Given that burning passion, it was just a matter of putting in the effort to fulfill my dream”. After…
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Debmarine employees aid communities

Debmarine employees aid communities

Staff Writer Debmarine Namibia employees took an initiative to reach-out to those less fortunate by raising funds to purchase food parcels that will feed hundreds of destitute families in Oranjemund, Okahandja and Windhoek informal settlements. The employees raised more than N$40 000 which was matched by the Company. A total of N$ 80 000 was therefore committed to the initiative. In the true spirit of Show We Care, last week, 70 families from Otjomuise, 8Ste Laan benefited from the drive through the Cheerful Givers, a youth charity organisation which was started to provide struggling families with food during the lockdown…
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Debmarine vessel construction on track

Debmarine vessel construction on track

Staff writer The construction of Debmarine Namibia’s latest innovation is progressing well at the Damen Shipyard in Mangalia, Romania, the company announced this week. The new vessel when completed, will be the company’s largest and most advanced diamond recovery vessel to-date. “The project started 10 months ago with steel fabrication and cutting. We are proud to announcethat, on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, the keel laying ceremony of Debmarine Namibia’s 3rdAdditional Mining Vessel was held at Damen Shipyards Mangalia. The ceremony marked thesecond major official construction milestone in the life of this ground breaking vessel. We take this opportunity to thank…
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