Jacques J. Roomans founds Sea Trucks Nigeria Ltd. The company charters small inland oilfield support vessels to affiliates of major international oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta.
Sea Trucks establishes marine support facilities in Warri, Nigeria. This allows Sea Trucks to maintain and repair its vessels, and to start a local inland vessel building business.
Sea Trucks expands rapidly. The group develops dry dock and supply base capabilities, as well as an AHTS fleet.
An office in Shanghai is established to support Sea Trucks' vessel construction and commissioning activities. Both a naval architecture and engineering office follow soon after.
Sea Trucks orders its first DP3 vessel, which is delivered in 2004 and sold in 2006.
Sea Trucks expands further and forms an offshore contracting division in the United Arab Emirates. The group develops the fleet and fabrication yards in Onne, Nigeria and Sharjah, UAE.
Five multipurpose DP3 vessels arrive that are suitable for construction, accommodation and pipelay. The vessels perform project and chartering work in three market segments.
Sea Trucks establishes a significant support services office centrally located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Sea Trucks completes first project in ice cold Arkutun-Dagi field, offshore Sakhalin Russia, starts first deepwater project Erha North Ph-2 and continues to expand both its DP3- and marine support vessel fleet.