Damen Starts Construction of De Beers Marine’s New Mining Vessel

May 17, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia have marked the beginning of construction on a new offshore mining vessel with a steel cutting ceremony. In February 2019, De Beers Marine Namibia...

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Wärtsilä Extends Lifetime of De Beers’ Diamond Mining Vessel

August 22, 2018

Wärtsilä and De Beers Marine have signed an agreement for the replacement of generating sets aboard De Beers’ diamond mining ship Debmar Pacific. The vessel, originally built in the 1970s, will...

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IOM and CVMR Ink Cooperation Agreement

June 06, 2018

CVMR Corporation (CVMR) has entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) to develop a process for the refining of polymetallic nodules. The refining process...

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Fugro Assists NORI in Subsea Mining

April 23, 2018

Fugro has started its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources (NORI), a subsidiary of...

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Nautilus Minerals Names New Chief Operating Officer

February 22, 2018

Nautilus Minerals has appointed Wayne Knott to the role of chief operating officer (COO), effective March 19, 2018. Knott is a metallurgist with over 30 years of mining industry experience, with...

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OSIL Modular Multiple Corer for PNG Mining Project

December 04, 2017

International seabed sampling specialists Ocean Scientific International Ltd have shipped a modified version of the industry standard Multiple Corer to Australia for use in a project in a remote...

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Marin Teknikk to Design Second Mining Vessel for Debmarine Namibia

November 20, 2017

Marin Teknikk has entered into an agreement with Debmarine Namibia to design and engineer a new MT6027 seabed mining vessel. The vessel will follow the MT6022 SS Nujoma delivered in 2016 to Debmarine...

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Nautilus Moves Forward with SPTs Sea Trials

October 17, 2017

Nautilus Minerals said it has completed submerged trials for the first of the seafloor production tools (SPTs) set for the Solwara 1 project located in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The...

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India’s Seabed Mining Licence Extended

August 21, 2017

India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. These rights are over 75000 sq. km of area in international...

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ISA, China Minmetals Ink Exploration Contract

May 17, 2017

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and China Minmetals Corporation have signed a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic nodules. The exploration contract was signed in Beijing, China, by...

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Trelleborg Supplies Mining Hoses for ¡VAMOS!

February 14, 2017

Trelleborg has supplied specialty mining hoses to Viable Alternative Mine Operating System (¡VAMOS!), a 42-month research and development project designed to foster the exploitation and...

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SS Nujoma Mining Vessel Starts Sea Trials

November 28, 2016

Debmarine Namibia’s new diamond exploration and sampling vessel, the mv SS Nujoma, has left the Port of Cape Town to start two week sea trials. The NAD 2.3 billion (USD 139 million) ship arrived in...

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PHOTO: Nautilus’ Seafloor Mining Vessel Floats in Dry Dock

October 06, 2016

Nautilus Minerals informed that the Production Support Vessel (PSV) was floated in the Fujian Mawei Shipyard dry dock last week to allow the launch of two adjacent vessels. The steel cutting ceremony...

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¡VAMOS! Reaches Design Freeze Stage

October 03, 2016

After 18 months the ¡VAMOS! Consortium has reached the “design freeze” stage of the prototypes to be built, Damen Shipyards Group informed. ¡VAMOS!, the Viable Alternative Mining Operating System, is...

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India Inks Mining Contract with ISA

September 26, 2016

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Government of India, signed a 15-year contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), for exploration of Poly-Metallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean....

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Bosch Rexroth Joins DeepSea Mining Alliance

September 07, 2016

Bosch Rexroth has joined the DeepSea Mining Alliance with the signing of the declaration of accession during SMM in Hamburg. The DeepSea Mining Alliance founded in Hamburg in 2014 offers a platform...

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Scientist Find Diverse Ecosystem in Deep-Sea Mining Area

August 05, 2016

Scientists have discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ)—an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted...

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Reach Subsea Gets MarMine Contract in Norway

May 09, 2016

Reach Subsea has entered into a firm contract with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for the MarMine project, the first project in Norway focused on the resource potential and...

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Damen Equips Nautilus’ Mining Vehicles

April 11, 2016

Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered dredge pumps and valves, fitted on the remote operated deep sea mining vehicles, which will be deployed on Nautilus Minerals’ Solwara 1 project offshore...

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ISA, UKSRL Ink Second Mining Deal

March 30, 2016

International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the UK Seabed Resources Limited (UKSRL) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the eastern part of the...

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Nautilus’ Seafloor Production Equipment Lands in Oman

March 11, 2016

The three seafloor production tools (SPTs) for the deep seabed Solwara 1 project have arrived at Duqm Port in Oman, Nautilus Minerals informed on Friday. The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo wet...

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Kleven to Launch SS Nujoma Mining Vessel on Saturday

January 06, 2016

Debmarine Namibia’s diamond sampling and exploration vessel will be launched from the slipway at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik on Saturday January 09, 2016. Specialised for deep water mineral...

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