Contractor to propel Debmarine’s diamond vessel    

2019-07-10T11:22:31+00:00 July 10th, 2019|News|

UK-based Babcock International has been awarded a contract by De Beers Marine (a business unit of the De Beers Group) to undertake design development activity in support of the planned upgrade to the power and propulsion system on the offshore diamond vessel !Gariep.

The vessel is owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia – a joint venture offshore marine diamond prospecting and exploration company owned in equal shares by De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Namibia.

Babcock has been a supplier to the De Beers Group for a number of years. The design development activity, which will take place from Babcock’s engineering office in Rosyth, UK, will support modifications to the vessel system to allow the physical and functional integration of new generating plants, a new electrically driven propulsion system and the necessary changes to support auxiliary, structural and control systems.