Shared success and years of diversified industry experience are deployed into the operation, maintenance and asset management of each plant.

Operational Readiness

Primero’s operational readiness packages help emerging mining companies navigate practical completion of process infrastructure construction to self-performance of operation and maintenance (O&M) activity. We tailor project specific packages that include the secondment of production staff, development of production and maintenance management plans and the development of safety management systems that allow you to swiftly move into production once construction is complete.

Our operational readiness teams act as a custodian of the plant; working under quality, safety and maintenance management plans all developed by Primero for handover, until you have the appropriate team, policies and procedures in place.


Services include:

  • Secondment of operation and maintenance team
  • Operation and maintenance plan development
  • Safety and environmental management plan development
  • BOM development
  • Spares and inventory management
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Operation and Maintenance Contracts

Primero offers mine-to-market project solutions that fast-track development and optimize 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 of each plant, ensuring that grade, throughput and availability are all optimized.


The benefits of establishing and O&M agreement with Primero include:

  • Deferred CAPEX
  • Risk sharing through throughput/grade bonuses and penalties
  • Rapid transition to production post construction practical completion
  • Increased availability and product recovery
  • Best practice production management through the early adoption of lessons learnt from sister sites
  • Alleviation of administrative and overhead burden

Shutdown Maintenance

Primero provides maintenance and infrastructure services to a range of diversified mining leaders. Our multi-disciplinary skillset covers the full complement of structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation, and civil services. We deliver brownfields upgrades under shutdown conditions, including upgrades to bulk material handling, comminution and beneficiation circuits to improve grade and throughput.


We specialise in:

  • Conveyor replacement and alignment
  • Motor and gearbox replacement, including laser alignment
  • Bucket wheel repairs and maintenance
  • Screen and feeder replacement
  • Structural repairs and modification
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Structural Integrity

Primero’s structural team are often called upon to undertake structural integrity audit and assessment. Key capabilities include inspection, classification and risk assessment, repair of structural steel, grid mesh and handrail replacement and examples of our classification registers can be provided upon request. As a design and delivery organization we can self-perform remedial works through audit, refurbishment, verification and MDR preparation.

Refurbishment and Overhauls

Primero undertakes the overhaul of heavy mechanical equipment, such as mills, balanced machines and chutes, from the 1500 square metre Bibra Lake facility. Equipped with overhead craneage, tooling and a dedicated team of offsite repair technicians Primero can repair rotable or second hand equipment ready for its next service life.