Fabrication & Shipyards

Providing recruitment and workforce solutions for major FPSO and shipbuilding projects

Leading workforce solutions provider for FPSO and 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 give 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.  

Airswift currently supports over 550 technical contractors across 11 locations and maintains an average 96% contractor satisfaction rate.

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This page will give you an overview of Airswift's sector experience, current fabrication yard projects and location information.


Providing essential services to onshore and offshore fabrication yard projects

Airswift is a leader in the upstream sector, specifically fabrication yard and offshore oil and gas. We have extensive experience supporting major shipyard projects in Asia Pacific within the key locations of Singapore, China, South Korea, Thailand and Batam, Indonesia. Our services include:

  • Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and contractor management, workforce consolidation and mass transfer, direct hire
  • Consulting: Talent data analytics, compensation and benchmarking, project talent mapping
  • Managed Solutions: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), roster management, PPE, tooling and HSE training
  • Global Mobility: Global immigration and visa services, relocation services including accommodation, travel logistics, destination services and training, payroll and taxation services, and Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)


Our fabrication yard experience


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 is comprised 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 Thai candidates who posses 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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Are you a hiring manager interested in discussing current market rates, skill set availability and the current fabrication yard project landscape?

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Project Highlight - Ichthys


The 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, comprised 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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Current FPSO and Fabrication Yard projects

FPSO Projects

Floating production storage and offloading vessels are a crucial element of modern offshore oil and gas projects. As offshore discoveries and consumer energy demand increase over the next few decades, so will the number of FPSO projects and below are some key projects currently underway.

You can read more about these projects by reading our blog on FPSO projects

  • Karish FPSO
  • Liza 1 and 2
  • Tortue
  • Amoca
  • Penguins

Current Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) projects

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a fast-growing major fuel source and demand is expected to double by 2035. Much of this growth will come from Asia as they transition away from coal. Airswift have been supporting some of the world's largest LNG projects for over 20 years.

  • Coral
  • Gorgon 2
  • Golden Pass LNG

Current Floating Production Unit (FPU) projects

There are several FPU’s designed to support offshore deepwater projects.  These include facilities like semisubmersible floating production systems (FPS), subsea architectures and Tension Leg Platforms.  A number of these facilities are fabricated across the yards in Asia.

  • Vito
  • Mad Dog 2

Current Facility Construction Projects

Mega projects like the ones listed below are designed and fabricated in multi-site locations due to their size.  All of these projects have fabrication scopes in more than two countries.

  • LNG Canada
  • Tengizchevroil (TCO)
  • Tyra

You can read more about these FLNG, FPU and construction projects by reading our blog on Fabrication Yard projects

Project Highlight - Catcher FPSO


Located 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.

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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.

Airswift recruit for a variety of roles on production system projects. These include, but are not limited to, the below:

  • Project Controls Lead (Batam)
  • Piping Inspector (Batam)
  • Instrument Supervisor (Batam)
  • Coating Supervisor (Batam)
  • Contracts Engineer (Batam)
  • Quantity Surveyor (Batam)
  • Lead Planner (Singapore)
  • Cost Controller (Singapore)
  • Lead Process Engineer (Singapore)
  • Project HSSE Deputy Manager (China)
  • Planning Engineer LNG Modules (China)
  • Commissioning Director (Malaysia)
  • Mechanical Inspector (Tianjing / Nantong / Qingdao)
  • NDE Level 3 Inspector (Tianjing / Nantong / Qingdao)
  • Piping Designer (Shanghai / Nantong)
  • Mechanical Equipment Designer
  • Electrical Designer
  • Piping Engineer (Jiangshu)
  • Mechanical Package Engineer (Jiangshu)
  • ICSS (Jiangshu)

If you are interested in working on floating production vessels, FPSO units or other fabrication yard projects with Airswift, get in touch with us today!

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Project Highlight - Kaombo FPSO


The 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 wrok 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 United Kingdom.