DebTech’s core functions are aligned with the De.Beers
strategic drivers and as such, deliver optimum results.
The Process R&D function manages the entire DebTech innovation
process and is geared at identifying, creating and demonstrating the
feasibility of new technologies in order to further the De.Beers
Exploration and Ore Processing divisions. The acquisition process herein
makes use of key technology suppliers in the relevant fields of interest,
whilst implementation is done as a collaborative process between DebTech
and relevant De.Beers business partners.
The Product R&D function manages the entire product acquisition
process from requirement analysis, concept generation to final design
and operates alongside the Product Supply and Support function. Together,
these two functions collaborate with internationally recognised technology
component suppliers and combine their unique understanding of operational
requirements, within the diamond industry, to deliver the products appropriate
to meet those unique needs.
The main service offerings within this function are Ore Dressing Studies
(ODS) and Technical Consulting. These services are brought together
by the alignment of competencies within the department, which follows
the metallurgical flow sheet and include specialist skills in comminution,
DMS concentration, final diamond recovery and environmental studies.
ODS is targeted at capital projects and aims to deliver optimal conceptual
flow sheets as it precedes the engineering process and can influence
plant design at the lowest relevant cost. Technical Consulting offers
metallurgical plant assessments, operational troubleshooting and equipment
evaluation, amongst other services. There is continuous interaction
between DebTech departments to ensure that up to date information on
service developments and Product Supply and Support machine applications
are adequately communicated to the benefit of the De.Beers
family of companies.
DebTech is an ISO 9001 certified Company