At glance: Saipem Karimun Yard in Riau Islands, Indonesia

Located among Batam, Singapore, Malaysia and Riau Archipelago, the Indonesian Island of Karimun is 32 Nm South West of Singapore and is 33Nm west of Sekupang Ferry Terminal, Batam Island.

Saipem Karimun Yard can be reached thru Singapore or Batam by ferry Four (4) ferries depart each day from Singapore and more than 10 ferries depart each day from Batam to Karimun. It’s also possible to be accessed from Malaysia with 10 ferries per day. And by helicopter and airplane from Jakarta and Singapore.

The ferry journey from Batam to karimun is about 1h30min.

The population on the island is about 100,000.

Tanjung Balai is the main town on Karimun Island.

Karimun Island was a fishing village. Up till this day, many people on the island are in the fisehry industry.

Pangke Village is on the western side of the island.

Saipem Karimun Yard is located at Pangke Village.

  • Open fabrication yard area is up to 420,000 sqm.
  • Two heavy skid lines for load-out operation of module jacket up to 35,000 ton per each skid line.
  • Fabrication workshop is equiped with automatic machineries operated by files from TEKLA model and transferred to each machine. From 3D model provides direct instruction to automatic machine cutting machine and complete traceability and progress monitoring thru the software management of production for fabrication activities in real time.
  • Office area is over 500 employees.
  • For more detail please watch the video “Saipem Karimun Indonesia” or visit Saipem website.

PT Saipem Indonesia (Karimun Branch)

Jalan Raja Haji Fisabilillah – Desa Pangke, Kecamatan Meral

29634 Provinsi Kepulauan Riau – Indonesia


Overall area sq.m 1,392,382
Overall office area sq.m 6,276
Overall fabrication area sq.m 783,821
Utilities and services area sq.m 235,741
Dumping area and marine base storage sq.m 221,028
Distance to closest international airport km 90
Free trade zone yes/no yes
Average annual temperature °c 26.7
Average annual rainfall inches 88.6


Annual tonnage mt/year 35,000
Annual man-hours mhrs/year 10,000,000
Largest jacket weight (mt) 30,000
Largest module weight (mt) 40,000
Load out method skidding, multiwheels, cranes

What can be done at Saipem Karimun yard?

  • FPSO integration with crane barge available in the area
  • Subsea items fabrication such as suction piles, Flet, ILT, duble/three/quad joint
  • TLP Hull fabrication

Saipem Karimun Yard is commited to focus on local content and expected to become a center for the fabrication of offshore markets world.

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Reference / Read More:

  1. “Saipem Indonesia Tambah Investasi US$18 Juta”, Bisnis Indonesia, halaman 19, Selasa 7 Oktober 2014.
  2. PT SAIPEM INDONESIA KARIMUN YARD, INDONESIA, , read on 2014/12/08 10:58

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