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First Marine International


First Marine International Limited (FMI) was formed in 1991 to provide specialist consultancy services to the marine industry.  Principal clients include UK and overseas government departments and agencies, national and international maritime organisations as well as shipbuilders and ship repairers.

Our particular strength is our expertise and experience in all aspects of both shipbuilding and ship repair.  We are well informed of the present European and world markets and the prospects to the end of the decade and beyond.  We also have a comprehensive knowledge of industry best practice and can benchmark individual yards against these standards.

The Team

FMI has an experienced team of highly qualified consultants including shipbuilding, ship repair, shipping and marine equipment industry specialists.  Members of this team have worked on projects in over fifty countries and were first involved together in the 1970s in the design and engineering of the some of the largest and most successful shipyards in the world.  Our expertise includes market research and forecasting; marine industry studies; benchmarking; competitiveness; technology development; upgrading of existing shipyards; design and engineering of greenfield shipyards; and development, implementation and management of shipyard performance improvement programmes.

The Services

  • Industry and competitiveness studies
  • Market research and forecasting
  • Operational review and strategic planning
  • Benchmarking and performance improvement
  • Facilities development
  • Production process technology
  • Pre production organisation and technology development

The Sectors

  • Commercial and Naval Shipbuilding
  • Ship Repair, Conversion and Refit
  • Offshore Structures Construction
  • Marine Equipment Manufacturing
  • Shipping and Transportation

Project Teams

Each project team contains a unique combination of disciplines with the capability and experience of applying its expertise to different geographical, cultural and operational situations.

Address: First Marine International Ltd 
  2 Abbey Gardens
  Great College Street
  SW1P 3NL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7151 0974
Contact: Damien Bloor

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