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Primo Marine

Company Type
Subsea Cables & Pipelines
Company Snapshot
Primo Marine
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Company Type
Company Size
11-50 employees
Coastal EngineeringDredging & Marine ConstructionMarine Renewable EnergyMarine Science & TechnologyOffshore ConstructionOffshore Oil & GasOffshore Wind EnergyPorts, Harbours & TerminalsSubsea Cables & PipelinesTelecommunicationsPower/Utilities
About Us
Primo Marine is an independent specialist with a wealth of expertise in subsea cabling and pipeline engineering, from landfalls to subsea marine infrastructures. With an extensive track record, including the provision of expertise to many of the largest European installation projects.

Primo Marine provides the following comprehensive portfolio of services:
  • Engineering Pre-Construction Phase - Route Analysis, Route Optimisation & Protection
  • Engineering Installation Phase - cable protection and other seabed interventions
  • Project Management
  • QHSE Management Corporate & Project
  • Operations & Maintenance - Business Continuity & Emergency Response
  • Construction Support
  • Client Representation
  • Tender Evaluation, Procurement & Financial Support
  • Innovation Development
Services & Activities
Asset Management & IntegrityConstruction & InstallationEngineeringEnvironmentalInspection, Repair & MaintenanceOperations & MaintenanceResearch & DevelopmentRisk ManagementSubsea Cables & PipelinesSurvey & Site InvestigationProject Management
Certifications & Accreditations
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority Approved Training Provider
APPEA Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
ASME S American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Power Boilers (S) Certificate
ASME U American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (U) Certificate
ASME U2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (Alternative Rules for Pressure Vessels) (U2) Certificate
CAA United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority
CHAS Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
City & Guilds City & Guilds Approved Centre
EN 1090 Structural/Contsruction Steel & Aluminium Products
GWO Global Wind Organisation Accredited Training Provider
HSE United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive
IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
ISAA International Spill Accreditation Association
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 27001 Information Security Management
ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO/IEC 17025 Testing & Calibration Laboratories
ISO/TS 29001 Oil & Gas Quality Management
MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Training Provider
MNTB Merchant Navy Training Board Centre Recognition
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities (Australia)
NEBOSH National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health
NOGEPA Nederlandse Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associatie
OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System
OPITO Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation
PAS 99 Integrated Management Systems
RYA Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre
SCC**/VCA** Safety Certificate Contractors (More than 35 Employees)
SCC*/VCA* Safety Certificate Contractors (Up to 35 Employees)
SCCP Safety Certificate Contractors for Petrochemicals
SCP Safety Certificate Personnel Leasing
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service
UKSpill UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme
ISO 9001
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The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is a leading trade association representing the vast majority of contractors and the associated supply chain in the offshore marine construction industry worldwide. We have a membership of over 900 companies including contractors, suppliers, oil & gas companies, marine renewable energy companies ... Moreand numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

IMCA was formed in 1995 through the merger of the former Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC, formed in 1972) and the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Owners Association (DPVOA, formed in 1989). Consequently, our operational roots and technical credentials are second to none in our industry.

Our mission is to improve performance in the marine contracting industry. We achieve this by leveraging the expertise of our members through conferences, seminars and meetings, and in publishing leading standards of technical and operating guidance in key areas of safety, quality, and offshore performance. In addition, we represent our members in dialogue with other industry bodies, regulators, oil companies and renewable energy companies. IMCA holds consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and is very active in international regulatory and policy matters in the upstream industry.
Achilles — Our business is built on the idea that, in an ever-more-connected world, we're not just responsible for what we do – we're also accountable for what's done on our behalf. And where there's accountability, there's a need for control… When we started out in 1990 operating in the gas and oil industry, we saw that control was something buyers ... Moreneeded more of. So we designed our community model, our supporting services and the technology that powers them to address this need. We wanted to drive a new kind of procurement with less risk, less cost and less compliance issues. At the same time, wanted to bring suppliers into the fold – to help them meet buyers' needs while reducing their own qualification burdens.

Today, with all kinds of stakeholders holding businesses to ever-higher standards, it's even more important for businesses to have a complete picture of their supply chains – not just in terms of their business performance, but their ethical and environmental standards too. Against this backdrop, our drive to develop and refine our offering has only increased.

Now we're working from offices all over the globe, serving a network of over 800 buyers and 175,000 suppliers in all kinds of industries. As such, we're proud to be part of a truly worldwide community dedicated to raising standards and doing business in ways that benefit everyone.
Case Studies
Introduction During installation of offshore subsea cables, one of the major risks to the project progress is the risk of not being able to lay or trench the cable due to adverse weather conditions, such as high wind speeds, large wave heights, strong currents, low visibility and so on.... More

This Waiting on Weather (WoW) has a huge impact on the costs of the spread of vessels in the field, and may invoke inacceptable delays for successive operations, which may be shifted into the "bad weather season" because of the previously experienced WoW.

Therefore, during the tendering and project process, installation contractors assess the risk of WoW and provide the computed 50%, 80% and 90% level (P50, P80, P90) of non-exceedance of expected WoW days per planned activity. Next, the contingency is integrated into the project planning.

In order to be able to verify the validity of these provided P50, P80 and P90 values, Primo Marine performs in depth reviews of the contractor's methodology, input and output of the full program WoW computations and checks the integrated contingency in the contractors' planning.

Summary The in depth review of estimated Waiting on Weather days as assessed by installation contractors.

Scope of Work Primo Marine provides Metocean expertise in regard to Weather Risk areas. Principally the following activities are performed:

Review operational limits and required weather windows for all vessels and equipment proposed for survey, cable installation, pre-lay and post-lay operations purposes.

Review 3rd party computational methods for deriving estimated WoW days as well as the integration of the weather contingency into the planning.

Provide Clients with an independent estimate of P50, P80 and P90 values of estimated WoW days per planned activity, for comparison purposes.

Highlights For the independent check on P50, P80 and P90 WoW days, an in-house developed sequential weather downtime tool can be applied on the full offshore cable installation program. The program has been developed in cooperation with Metocean Consult.

Client Recommendation "Primo Marine has provided a very fine piece of work in detailing weaknesses and risks in time schedules provided by tenderers. Thishas enabled the project to address this with the tenderers prior tocontract award and in that way minimize risk to the overall projecttime schedule."
This September the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg is the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide. It combines the world’s leading expo for wind energy - WindEnergy Hamburg and the global conference of WindEurope to create a high-powered, unique platform for business, networking and information - onshore and offshore. These ... Moretwo top events, the expo and the conference, will be held side by side from 25 to 28 September 2018 at the Hamburg Messe site.

Exhibitors, visitors and conference participants are expected from some 100 countries. In nine exhibition halls more than 1,400 exhibitors will be present and some 35,000 trade visitors are expected. The WindEurope Conference, to be held inside the exhibition, features more than 500 speakers and presenters, providing a first-class programme on the issues facing the global wind industry for round about 2,000 delegates.
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