The new ship model is quite nice and detailed, but I still wonder about it's place in prime fiction. The whole design also reminds me on the Leonov from 2010: Linkage
First the ships description:
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 endeavor.
So it is an old design and from the looks of it, that seems logical. Very limited customisation option. It has also a lot of things that seem unneeded on modern ships, like their Grav-Decks for example. Compared to most other ships a lot of parts are exposed, which might explain the low shield armor and structure. The front part also looks like a hangar bay for small ships, but that might have changed during the revamp and it is now a bay for cargo-transfer drones.
In theory this ship could be established as an ancient design from the early days of space exploration. A multi-purpose Star Cruiser, that could probably do a lot of different tasks, including ferrying VIPs, Troops or various Goods to different Solar System. Probably cheap enough to build and maintain it may have been one of the ships of the early Federation space-expansion, while the design is in fact of Caldari origin (who were still a member state during that age).
Over time these hulls were probably mostly decommissioned, but a sizeable amount was sold to ORE who used them heavily for salvage operations, but in the end ORE also mothballed the remaining hulls when more advanced (T1) ships became available.