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Sea Trucks Group’s Nigerian business, West African Ventures awarded Erha North contract


Lagos, 07 February 2013

Sea Trucks Group (“Sea Trucks”), is pleased to announce the award of the Erha North contract to a consortium of West African Ventures Ltd, Sea Trucks’ principle Nigerian business and Subsea 7’s Nigerian subsidiary.

The contract was awarded by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd for the development of the Erha North field, located offshore Nigeria in water depths between 1,000 metres and 1,200 metres. 

West African Ventures’ scope of work will be the installation of certain manifolds, provision of a DP3 accommodation vessel as well as the supply of several ancillary marine support vessels.

Offshore activities are scheduled to commence in Q3, 2014.

Jacques J. Roomans, President and CEO of Sea Trucks commented:
“We are very pleased with the award of this significant project which reflects the well established reputation of our indigenous business, West African Ventures as a reliable partner for subsea construction and accommodation projects in Nigeria.” 

For further information, please contact:

Corrie van Kessel – Sea Trucks Group

+31 (0) 183 308302, +31 (0)6 5105 2062


Matthew Tyler / Catherine Wickman – College Hill, London

+44 (0)20 7457 2020


About the Sea Trucks Group

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, Singapore and China and owns and operates a large and versatile fleet of marine construction and supply vessels, large cargo barges, as well as supply bases and fabrication facilities in Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.

With its indigenous operating company, West African Ventures (WAV), the group offers very significant local content when executing sub-sea construction projects in Nigeria. WAV established its office in Lagos in 2001 and has since then built its reputation as a reliable partner for accommodation projects, installation of platforms, subsea structures and pipelines, fabrication and installation engineering services as well as marine transportation. WAV has a very considerable workforce of qualified local and foreign engineering personnel with extensive experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.


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