Well as promised, I was greeted by an ORE representative today and took delivery of the Primae Industrial ship.
On first inspection it seems very basic without any ability to fit modules to the high or medium slots and only has the ability fit four low powered items, there are no rig slots either so that won’t go down well with the chief engineer as he likes “rig” the ships in his care.
To quote from the owners manual:
The Primae is a repurposed ORE design intended to ease the task of extracting resources from planetbound environments. Initially devised as a deep space salvage vessel for large-scale ore retrieval from destroyed ORE fleets in pirate-occupied areas, its previous incarnation was made all but obsolete by the arrival of capsuleers on the interstellar scene. Realizing that the ship could, with a few minor modifications, be made into an efficient resource harvesting aid, ORE wasted no time in revamping the design.
A low signature radius (a holdover from its earlier manifestation) adds a layer of defense to the Primae’s already decent plating. In addition, the ship’s two large bays have been re-engineered to hold equipment for planetside resource extraction and processed materials, making it an especially useful complement to any planetside harvesting endeavour.
It a real shame ORE made changes to remove the high/medium slots as this could be a real nice logistics vessel, especially if it had the “salvaging” capability, but in it’s present form its quite limited.
I’m sure the Empire Logistics team will find a use for it!