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Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

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Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

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Oil and gas in the Arctic to be transported by underwater tankers

30 january 2024

In future, underwater tankers and bulk carriers will be used to transport goods in the Arctic, said Alexander Yulin, the head of the laboratory of long-term ice forecasts and ice regime of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Russia.

According to the scientist, the Arctic is becoming increasingly attractive for shipping due to global climate change. In this regard, new research equipment and new modes of transportation are being actively introduced in the region. One of the alternatives to modern cargo ships may be submarines that do not depend on the ice situation.

"So far these are theoretical ideas, but they are currently being actively discussed. Modified submarines may become transport vessels. In areas where there are large ice sheets, they will descend to a depth of 50-100 m, overcoming an obstacle. Then, in warm seas, they will be able to continue their journey in surface mode. However, for such projects, an appropriate loading and unloading infrastructure is needed," Yulin explained.

He added that hovercraft will be in demand for passenger traffic and tourist trips in the area of the Northern Sea Route. They will also ensure the transportation of people and goods, regardless of the ice situation.

At the same time, drones are now widely used in the Arctic for ice exploration and mail delivery. In future, the importance of these vehicles will only increase, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished