August 31 2017 10:03:23 IWST

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. Its territory covers two-thirds of Indonesia's territory is the ocean. Thus, Indonesia is one of the countries with the longest coastline in the world.

The condition and size of the territory that Indonesia has certainly has high economic potential. At the same time requires a solid and integral defense strategy. As a maritime country, Indonesia's geographical position in the tropics, is in a cross position between two continents (Asia and Australia), and two oceans (Indian and Pacific), certainly has the potential and opportunities for the development of the marine industry which if explored can become an economic force national.

At least this marine sector can have a broad positive impact on the development of the following industries:

  1. Transportation industry
  2. Maritime and shipping industry
  3. Offshore industry
  4. Fishing industry
  5. Tourism industry
  6. The offshore oil mining industry, natural gas and other mineral resources

The government's commitment in the development of the marine sector which is realized in the Indonesian program as the world's maritime axis and sea highway program, has a direct impact on the optimization of the national marine industry, which in turn will give new hope as a sector that contributes to economic growth and national development .

PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) as one of the strategic industries that produces the main tools of the Indonesian defense system, especially for the sea dimension, its existence certainly has an important and strategic role in supporting the development of the national marine industry.

The establishment of PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) began with a shipyard named MARINE ESTABLISHMENT (ME) and was inaugurated by the Dutch Government in 1939. During the Japanese occupation, the company changed its name to Kaigun SE 2124.

After independence, the Indonesian Government nationalized this company and changed its name to Navy Upgrading (PAL). Then on April 15, 1980, based on Government Regulation No. 4 of 1980, the status of the PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) company changed from a Public Company to a Limited Liability Company.

The role of PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) is getting stronger after the issuance of Law No. 16 of 2012 concerning the defense industry where strategic SOEs were given more space. Based on this law, PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) professionally carries out the mandate as well as the obligation to play an active role in supporting the fulfillment of the needs of the marine matrices and to act as the lead integrator of the marine matrices.

In accordance with the initial objective of its establishment as a center of excellence in national maritime industry, PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) has proven its reputation as a major force in the development of national maritime industries. In an effort to strengthen the foundation for the development of the maritime industry, PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) always works hard to deliver and disseminate knowledge, technology, and skills to the wider community related to the national maritime industry.

This PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) effort is a major step for Indonesia to enter the global defense industry. With its position as the main guide for the Matrix Alutista Sea, PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) will continue to improve its ability to play a role in Driving Synergy to Global Maritime Access in the future. The important role of PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) will bring the Indonesian maritime industry to fulfill the global maritime market.

PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) is located in Ujung, Surabaya. Its main business activities include:

  1. Producing warships and commercial ships
  2. Providing ship repair and maintenance services
  3. General engineering with certain specifications based on client requirements

Currently the capability and quality of design from PT PAL INDONESIA (Persero) has traveled international waters throughout the world.