Fabrication & Shipyard Recruitment & Workforce Solutions

Staffing, consulting and mobility services for major FPSO and shipbuilding projects

Employment and mobility services for fabrication yard projects

Airswift has been delivering fully integrated recruitment and supply chain managed services to fabrication yard projects around the world since 2001. Our global infrastructure gives us unique project insights and enables us to support the full lifecycle of projects from design to fabrication to onshore and offshore production. We have established unique candidate delivery centres to provide our clients with a global talent pooling services. 

Our strategic delivery centres are located in Brazil and Malaysia, specifically chosen as hubs to support our recruitment teams around the world, as well as our various clients, projects and industries.

In Asia Pacific, Airswift is the leading workforce solutions provider for multiple onshore and offshore fabrication yard and FPSO projects. We have managed over 50 Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and major fabrication yard projects. 


Talent acquisition and recruitment for the fabrication industry

Our talent acquisition services include:

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  • Screening qualified potential candidates
  • Retained search and headhunter services 
  • Mass hire, manpower supply and labour outsourcing
  • Contingent staffing and contractor management
  • Direct Hire and permanent recruitment
  • Executive and board search

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Global employment and relocation services 

Our global employment and mobility services include:


  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation and logistics services
  • Relocation management
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)

Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)

Our managed solutions include:

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  • Full life cycle recruitment support
  • Supplier performance tracking
  • Onsite support
  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Transition services of incumbent contingent workers

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development 

Our consulting services include:

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  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Identification and delivery of cost savings
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI-Logo_900x450pxEvery year, Airswift co-produce an annual employment trends and benchmarking report.

GETI is a consultancy report for managers and professionals in the energy sector. The report focuses on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

Our fabrication yard projects 

We have helped place candidates on fabrication projects all over the world, in areas such as:


Airswift opened a Singapore office in 2001 to support the shipyards at onshore and offshore fabrication and construction projects. Since then, we have grown to become the premier end-to-end workforce solutions provider for fabrication yard projects. Our team consists of local and international employees specialising in recruitment and mobilisation while maintaining compliance. Airswift is a registered employment agency and licence holder with the Ministry of Manpower.

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For over 10 years, Airswift has maintained operations in China to support various areas in the energy sector, including fabrication yard projects in Qidong, Shanghai and Qingdao. Our teams specialise in identifying local and expatriate personnel, contractor care management, visa and immigration services, local payroll and taxation, mobilisation and logistics.

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South Korea

Since 2002, Airswift has provided manpower and mobilisation services for some of the largest fabrication yard projects in South Korea. After a decade of supporting these projects, Airswift cemented a presence in South Korea by opening offices in Geoje and Ulsan. In 2014, Airswift acquired KITCO to form Airswift KITCO, which allowed us to further enhance our end-to-end service offering.

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Batam, Indonesia

Since its inception in 2018, Airswift has supported clients through our office in Batam, Indonesia, providing engineering, QHSE, construction, project controls and commissioning personnel to major fabrication projects, including the Tyra and Bul Hanine projects. Our local teams deliver talent acquisition, global mobility and relocation support and services.

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In 2003, Airswift established an office in Bangkok and entered the Thai market to support the country's largest oil and gas projects both onshore and offshore. Airswift has since grown to become the premier workforce partner for personnel across the energy sector and over the last 15 years has developed and maintained an extensive database of candidates who possess the skill sets our clients require to execute their projects. Airswift can support immigration, visa processing, payroll outsourcing and in-country logistics in Thailand.

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Project highlight - Ichthys 

ichthysThe Ichthys project is one of the largest LNG projects, taking gas from the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin offshore of Western Australia. Airswift has supported various clients throughout the project in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea. Airswift assembled a dedicated delivery team, consisting of a global account manager and discipline-specific recruitment consultants, who successfully completed all manpower and project requirements within target, which involved the construction, commissioning and start-up of the FPSO and CPF across two yards in South Korea. Our Service teams provided full global mobility services, including logistics, immigration, visa and work permit support, local payroll and destination services.

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Project highlight - Catcher FPSO 

catcher-fpsoLocated in the UK North Sea, the Catcher Field was discovered in 2010 and field development was approved in 2014 for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and operation of a newly built FPSO.  Airswift was involved from 2014 to 2019, providing recruitment, logistics, and 24/7 contractor support from our Singapore and UK offices, including management of PPE, visa and work permits, as well as verification of offshore certifications. At peak, Airswift supported over 190 professionals in Singapore and maintained 96% local content among more than 100 technicians and supervisors during the commissioning phase. Since 2017, Airswift has supported over 20 Singaporean contractors on vessel to the North Sea to complete commissioning and hook-up.

Project highlight - Kaombo FPSO 

kaombofpsoThe Kaombo development is located off the coast of Angola and is the first project on ultra-deep offshore Block 32. In 2017, Airswift supported teams on the first FPSO vessel's voyage from Singapore and in Angola for the offshore hook-up and commissioning (HUC), providing recruitment, logistics, PPE, visa and work permits, verification of offshore certification, and 24/7 contractor support. At peak, Airswift supported over 500 contractors for engineering, construction and commissioning across multiple global locations, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Angola, Netherlands, France, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Job opportunities on fabrication yards 

If you are interested in working on floating production vessels, FPSO units or other fabrication yard projects, upload your CV, email fabrication@airswift.com or visit our job board.

Looking for your next job role? Airswift can help with your job search

Our fabrication recruitment consultants are experts in

  • Project controls 
  • Piping inspection and engineering 
  • Instrument supervision 
  • Coating supervision 
  • Contract engineering 
  • Quantity surveying 
  • Lead planning 
  • Cost controlling 
  • Lead Process engineering 
  • HSE 
  • Mechanical inspection 
  • Mechanical equipment design 
  • Electrical design 
  • Mechanical engineering

Candidates can see a full range of our current vacancies at our job board

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Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift is the fabrication staffing agency of choice for world-leading energy businesses.

With over 

  • 60 offices worldwide
  • 800 employees
  • 7,000 contractors

Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.

Do you need fabrication recruitment or other workforce solutions?

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