First Marine International

Providing specialist consultancy services to shipyards and the wider marine industry
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First Marine International (FMI) is a leading provider of specialist consultancy services to the international marine industry. We have an in-depth knowledge of the maritime markets, shipyard operations, international best practice and performance levels.
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We have wide international experience and a substantial list of satisfied clients, with whom we have long-standing relationships. Our clients include naval and commercial shipyards, government departments, non-governmental organisations, marine equipment manufacturers, and the financial and legal professions worldwide.
Damien Bloor

I am proud to introduce you to First Marine International, which is the shipyard technology and market research advisory group within Royal HaskoningDHV. I hope you find our capabilities interesting. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Damien BloorFMI advisory group director

Our services

We understand the problems of the marine industries. We work closely with clients worldwide to address these challenges, exploit competitive advantage and to position businesses for future success. Find out more in our key expertise areas below.

Market research, strategic planning and cost estimation

Cost estimating and cost structure analysis

Shipyard design, development & capability assessments

Facility design and development

Productivity assessment and performance improvement

Productivity and competiveness assessment

Transaction support and other services

Special projects

The delivery of unusual and special projects

We are specialist industry people and do not engage in general consultancy. Most of us have a background in shipyards or related organisations and are recognised leaders in our specialist areas. We understand international best practice and invest in research so we can offer our clients the most up to date solutions. We are based in the UK with offices in the USA, Germany and the Mediterranean.

Since 2008, FMI has operated as the shipyard technology and market research advisory group within Royal HaskoningDHV. By drawing on resources across disciplines and borders within the wider company we are able to respond effectively to wide range of client needs. For example, together with our colleagues in other areas of Royal HaskoningDHV, we can support clients through each stage of the shipyard design, construction and operation life cycle.
Damien Bloor - Shipyard consultant - Advisory Group Director


Shipyard consultant - Advisory Group Director