Formed in 1991, First Marine International (FMI) is a leading provider of specialist consultancy services to the marine industry.

Our team provides expert advice and support in the following sectors:

  • Commercial and Naval shipbuilding
  • Ship repair, conversion and refit
  • Recycling
  • Offshore structures construction
  • Marine equipment manufacturing
  • Shipping and transportation
  • Yacht construction and refit

FMI was founded with shipyard design, shipyard performance improvement and market research as the cornerstones of our services.  These remain but they have been complemented by others including expert witness services and special projects.

We are industry people who recognise the need for practical, implementable solutions. Understanding best practice and knowing what to do is essential, but being able to introduce it in a way that delivers is critical.

In February 2008, FMI was acquired by Haskoning UK Limited and now operates 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 client needs.

Together with our colleagues in other areas of Royal HaskoningDHV, we can support clients through each stage of the shipyard life cycle.

Globally unique shipyard capability within one company



Damien Bloor

Director First Marine International

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