multi-national engineering, procurement, & construction business with a global reach

NRW Holdings’ subsidiary business Primero is a multi-disciplinary engineering group who specialises in the design, construction and operation of global resource projects.

Primero was founded in 2011, with a vision to create a vertically integrated EPC business that could operate in the Mineral Processing, Energy and Non-Process Infrastructure market segments as a turnkey solution provider. Primero’s business model is underpinned by the vertical integration of design and construction services for projects, self-performing all aspects of process, civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control system disciplines.

Since inception the company has grown and diversified to globally deliver projects in over ten different countries spanning five continents. Primarily Western Australian based for the first four years, the group now occupies Perth, Port Hedland and Montreal, Quebec Canada. The company’s rapid growth and international footprint is testament to their growing reputation for delivering quality outcomes and honouring our commitments in full, on time.

In addition to EPC project delivery, Primero contract operate and maintain the process plants they’re engaged to design and build, and those of third parties where required. A truly integrated mineral processing capability unique amongst peers of industry. Their design, build, operate and build, own, operate solutions provide deferred capital opportunities and an alternate development pathway where grade, throughput and availability are all optimised.

Key services include:

  • Process design and metallurgical testwork coordination
  • Feasibility studies
  • FEED and detailed engineering
  • Early contractor involvement (ECI)
  • EPC
  • Construction
  • Contract Operation and Maintenance
  • Build, Own, Operate (BOO)