KIORCC Opens Office Operations in the MMAF Building, Central Jakarta

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9 January 2024 – KIORCC held an opening ceremony for the organization’s new office location in Gedung Mina Bahari III of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia (MMAF), in Gambir, Central Jakarta.

This office location is provided by KIORCC’s Indonesian operating arm, the Directorate General of Ocean and Marine Spatial Management of the MMAF, with respect to the Implementing Arrangement for the Establishment of a Korea-Indonesia Offshore Research Cooperation Center, signed in March of 2023.

In attendance at this opening ceremony included Mr. Victor Gustaav Manoppo (Director General of Ocean and Marine Spatial Management); the Secretary of the Directorate General; the Director for Ocean and Marine Spatial Planning; Mr. Nanang Widiyatmojo (the Assistant Deputy Coordinating Minister for Maritime Sovereignty and Safety, CMMAI); Mr. Ridha Yasser (the Assistant Deputy Coordinating Minister for Energy, CMMAI); Mr. Ha Kyungsoo (Counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Indonesia); along with other government representatives from the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and SKK Migas.

On top of the presence of government personnel were company representatives of a few of KIORCC’s partners in Indonesia, which include PT. Pertamina (and its subsidiaries), PT. PLN EPI, PT. GTS International, PT. Gas Solution, PT. Dewata Energi Bersih, Soosan, PT. APCA Tirta Engineering, PT. Sena, PT. Pratiwi, PT. Perta Arun Gas, PT. Santi, PT Energasindo Heksa Karya, and PT. Nusantara Regas.

Still maintaining operations from the organization’s original office in Ancol, North Jakarta, under the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Extension and Human Resource Development of the MMAF, KIORCC is determined to continue working on objectives to support the operations of the MMAF. The organization’s goals for 2024 include the development of Rigs to Fish Farm, Rigs to LNG, Rigs to CCS, cold storage prospects; monitoring assistance of the Indonesian government in the Rigs-to-Reefs Pilot Project and the developing future Rigs-to-Reefs policies; virtual technology development through Official Development Assistance; and provide capacity-building programs for seafarers, fishermen, students, experts, and government officials.