Grade, throughput and availability optimisation remain at the centre of everything we do.

Shared success and years of diversified industry experience are deployed into the operation and asset management of each one of our process plants.

Operational Readiness

Primero’s operational readiness packages ensure companies navigate the establishment phase successfully and transition completed assets and infrastructure into the operations phase. Primero tailors project-specific packages to deliver successful ramp-up and establishment of operational excellence from the outset. We provide all aspects of operational readiness required to develop the systems, processes and people to deliver your desired outcomes.

Our operational readiness teams function as a custodian of the asset; working under industry-leading plans all developed by Primero based on our experience in delivering projects across Australia for the past decade. Services include:

  • Secondment of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) teams.
  • Critical Risk Planning and Management.
  • Operation and Maintenance plan development.
  • Business Management Systems / MOS development and implementation.
  • Quality, Safety and Environmental management plan development.
  • Systems and Operational Platform supply or establishment (Safety, Historian and Maintenance).
  • Spares and Inventory Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Planning.

Owner Operate

Primero offers mine-to-market project solutions that fast-track development and optimise plant productivity. Our design, build and operate model accelerates making the transition from explorer to producer. Shared success and years of diversified industry experience are deployed into the asset management and operation of each plant, ensuring that grade, throughput and availability are all optimised. The benefits of contract processing include:

  • Deferred CAPEX.
  • Risk sharing via performance bonuses and penalties.
  • Rapid ramp-up.
  • Increased availability and product recovery.
  • Technical knowledge sharing across the group to drive rapid optimisation.
  • Alleviation of administrative and overhead burden.

Restart, Refurbish & Recommission

Primero leverages our vertically integrated mineral processing capability to provide turnkey feasibility, condition reporting, scoping, refurbishment, recommissioning and plant ramp-up solutions. An integrated approach to recommissioning project execution accelerates the return to sustainable production, unlocks the opportunity to capitalise on often favourable market conditions and generates superior financial returns. Key aspects of the service delivery include:

  • Asset (Plant and NPI) audit, scoping and refurbishment capital cost estimation.
  • Condition reporting including structural integrity and compliance assessment.
  • Plant refurbishment, reconfiguration (if required) and modification.
  • Commissioning and Performance Ramp-Up planning.
  • Asset Management planning, including gap analysis of previous operating practices.
  • Operational readiness.
  • Secondment of operation and maintenance teams during ramp-up.

Maintenance and Shutdown Services

Primero provides maintenance and infrastructure services to a range of diversified mining leaders. Our multidisciplinary skill set covers the full complement of structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation, and civil services. We deliver Brownfield upgrades under shutdown conditions, including upgrades to bulk material handling, comminution and beneficiation circuits to improve grade and throughput. We specialise in:

  • Fixed Plant rotating equipment (Conveyors, Drives and Bucket Wheels).
  • Structural, Platework and Tank Maintenance or remediation.
  • Pipework and Process reticulation.
  • Overhaul or rotation of large, fixed equipment (Crushers, Sizers, Feeders and Screens).