support boatSea Trucks Group that has West African Ventures, WAV as its indigenous operating company in Nigeria has announced the award of a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, a leading global offshore services company.

The contract involves the provision of an accommodation vessel for the Arkutun- Dagi Project operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited in Sakhalin, Russia.

Sea Truck’s Jascon 25 vessel will be used for the project, which is expected to commence in Q2 2014 for a duration of 120 days, with options to extend the contract up to 90 days. The capacity of the vessel will be increased with modular accommodation units to accommodate up to 595 people on board.

Jacques J. Roomans, President & CEO commented: “We are delighted to win this contract which reflects the confidence our customers have in our assets and our people. We look forward to working on this project, which gives us the opportunity to obtain unique experience of operating in new challenging geographies.”

Founded in 1977, the Sea Trucks Group is an international group of companies offering offshore installation services to the Oil & Gas industry worldwide, employing more than 2,500 employees.

The Group has been providing marine services to the major oil and construction companies in West Africa since the late 1970’s and is now offering clients around the world a broad range of offshore installation services.

The Sea Trucks Group has offices in Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands, USA, Australia and China and owns and operates a large and versatile fleet of vessels and barges, as well as supply base and fabrication facilities in Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.

With its indigenous operating company, West African Ventures (WAV), the group offers significant local content when executing sub-sea construction projects in Nigeria.

WAV established its office in Lagos in 2001 and has since built its reputation for being a reliable partner for pipelay, fabrication, installation and engineering services as well as marine transportation.

WAV has built up a considerable workforce of qualified local engineering personnel managed by experienced expatriates in the oil & gas industry.

Foundation of Sea Trucks Nigeria Ltd., who starts chartering small inland oilfield support vessels to affiliates of major international oil and gas companies operating in the oil and gas fields located in the Niger Delta.

In the 1980s, Sea Trucks established marine support facilities in Warri, Nigeria from which it is able to maintain and repair its vessels and also begins a local inland vessel building business.

In the 1990s, Sea Trucks expanded rapidly adding capabilities: drydock, supply base, AHTS fleet and in 2000, it established an office in Shanghai to support its vessel construction and commissioning followed by a naval architecture and engineering office.

Later, Sea Trucks witnessed further expansion, including formation of an offshore contracting division in the UAE, development of the Jascon fleet and further development of fabrication yards in Onne, Nigeria and Sharjah, UAE.

The WAV has a strong reputation of a reliable partner in Nigeria for pipelay, fabrication and installation engineering services as well as marine transportation.

WAV has meanwhile built up a considerable workforce of qualified local engineering personnel managed by experienced expatriates in the oil & gas industry.

Since 1996 Sea Trucks operates a fleet of 43 offshore marine support services vessels on the continental shelf off Nigeria and off the coast of Angola and other West African countries, including Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Operation of the inland fleet commenced in 1977 and provides chartering services to oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta Region.

With a fleet of 134 inland vessels, consisting of landing craft, crew boats, ramp barges, pusher tugs and flat-top cargo barges, Sea Trucks operates the largest inland fleet in the country.

Sea Trucks operates a multifunctional fabrication yard and oilfield supply base at Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone in Nigeria, providing customers a wide range of construction, fabrication and maintenance services.

In the late 1990s drydock activities were added to the Onne fabrication yard. This drydock is mainly used to maintain the offshore marine support services fleet and also services vessels from third parties.

Sea Trucks also operates a marine support base and drydock facilities in Warri supporting both the offshore and inland marine operations. To further expand its services along the West African coast Sea Trucks opened a support office in Luanda, Angola in 2004 and more recently in Accra, Ghana in 2010.


[National Mirror]