PARIS & JOHANNESBURG–(Business Wire)–Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations. The new solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, currently the world’s largest offshore diamond mining vessel owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia and operating up to 150 km off the coast of Namibia, in southern Africa.
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Co-creation approach supports De Beers’ ‘zero harm’ health and safety objectives in a heavy industrial environment (Photo: Business Wire)
Diamond mining vessels bring crew and heavy machinery into relatively close proximity, and De Beers is committed to ensuring the highest standards of operating