Fabrication and offshore company from Italy, PT Saipem Karimun Yard, Saturday (3/12), officially inauguration after three years to build infrastructure company located in Pangke Village, Meral District, Karimun regency, Riau Islands Province.
The inauguration of PT Saipem Karimun Yard marked with ribbon cutting by the Riau Islands Governor Muhammad Sani accompanied by Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Widjajono Partowidagdo, CEO of Saipem Indonesia Group Pietro Franco Talli, President & Managing Director of Saipem Group Michelle Laine, Karimun Regent Nurdin Basirun, Chairman of BP Migas R Priyono and former Riau Islands Governor Ismeth Abdullah.
In addition to a ribbon cutting, the inauguration of the giant offshore company was also marked by the signing of the inscription by the Governor, Karimun Regent and Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Widjajono Partowidagdo said the existence of PT Saipem Karimun Yard is great for regional economic development, particularly the offshore oil rig industry.
"Investment in Karimun could be a model for other regions. That is, the area was able to build its own country," he said after the inauguration.
According Widjajono, construction investment in Riau Islands Province and Karimun Regency quite advanced. He hopes to be developed into other areas in Indonesia are still lagging, especially in Eastern Indonesia.
"I hope this could be a model for development investment in Papua. The central government will assist the liaison in seeking investors," he said.
Riau Islands Governor Muhammad Sani said the existence of PT Saipem will have a positive impact for the growth of derivatives industry in Karimun.
"We hope local labor can be absorbed in Saipem. To that end, has become an obligation for us to be together to keep the investment climate in order to remain conducive," he said.
PT Saipem Karimun Yard is the first investor in Karimun free trade zone with largest investment value reached 450 million U.S. dollars, for the initial stage the company had invested U.S. $ 50 million for infrastructure development company.
The company is expected to absorb the five thousand workers in 2012.