In 1976, Chief Bayo Kuku C.O.N founded the Company known as West Africa Offshore Ltd. Popularly Called: WAO with registration RC: No. 17256.
The Company grew to the highest height of the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria, covering East &West African Regions in Association with SEACOR MARINE Inc. USA.. WAO Ltd in association with Seacor Marine Inc, one of the largest providers of Marine Transportation Services Companies, provided & supplied all types of vessels with various modifications and specifications that allow the installation of items such as a heli-deck to almost all the Oil – Majors such Companies as shown below:
In 2014, due to the Niger Delta Crises, in Nigeria and the negative effect caused by the crises to the International and Indigenous Companies in Nigeria, WAO Ltd, was adversely affected by the exit of SEACOR Marine Inc, in Nigeria. That led to the winding up of WAO Ltd.
Nevertheless the long standing relationship and association with SEACOR Marine Inc, USA is still very much cordial and open to future business relationship.
We strongly believe that as our business environment becomes friendlier and acceptable to the International standard, SEACOR Marine Inc, a Company we have built trust and business relationship with will not hesitate to come back fully and start doing business with our new venture at the instance of our invitation. We still look forward to doing business with SEACOR MARINE Inc, USA, anytime, any day.
The history of the success of WAO, Old or New cannot be complete if SEACOR MARINE Inc. USA is not mentioned. We will always pay our due respect to SEACOR Marine Inc, USA as our mentor, and grand partner.
NEW VENTURE: WAO MARINE & DRILLING SERVICES LIMITED
In 2015 October, Mr. Olufemi Kuku and Abiodum Kuku as Chairman and Managing Director respectively with some respectful Nigerians and professionals in the Maritime & Shipping Services sector of the Oil & Gas Industries of Nigeria, founded a new venture known as: WAO – MARINE & DRILLING SERVICES LTD. Mr. Femi Kuku – decided that our journey to excellence must continue on the track records laid by the parent Company WAO Ltd in the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry of Nigeria.
This new venture: WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd understands that it is Quality first, no matter how small or big the contract or project. She understands that clean business ethics, integrity and transparency is the key to building great business, thus our team is made up of men and women of integrity.
The management of WAO Marine does not offer what they have but what our clients or customers need and at the same time building our trust on the expertise of our technical partners worldwide.
WAO Marine is building with the best professionals of the Maritime & Offshore Managers and we are proud of those that are in our team already.
Mr. Sabastine Edward Okpara, joined as the Director Business Development with his vast experience and knowledge in the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry, having worked for former WAO Ltd for 16 years where he started his Shipping Industry career, and is still in the business till date. A season Administrator, that is also prudent to the core administratively. A business associate to many International and Indigenous companies in Overseas and Nigeria. A member of the Institute of Directors, London.
OUR VESSELS & EQUIPMENTS:
We are pleased to propose our various Vessels, Dredgers and Equipments with current modification and specification, capable of satisfying all technical, operational requirements for: Route surveying, Rig Moves, Rig Moving Services Operations, towing etc to all the Oil Majors, governmental agencies and accredited individuals in or outside Nigerian territorial Waters.
With our excellent support, infrastructures, ware-housing, workshop facilities, Dry docking facilities from all our Indigenous & International technical partners, in USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, Middle East, Africa, West Africa and Nigeria, especially at Onne Port, Rivers State and Calabar Jetty, Cross River State of Nigeria respectively, We are here to SERVE YOU and your satisfaction is our concern.
Our dedicated personnel, Administrative, technical and safety team, with our proven track records and history of operating in Nigeria, we are confident of our ability to provide all the Oil – Major Companies with top quality Services to serve you.
WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd, Nigeria is a 100% wholly owned Nigeria Company proving to be a leading provider of the Offshore support Services to clients in Nigeria through its partnership with the following International Companies.
- Sealink International BHD
- Master Shipyard Private Limited.
- Mercers Offshore Ltd.
- Wherry Marine.
- Alphatech 1 Pte Ltd.
- Total Instrument & Electrical Services, Inc. USA.
SEALINK INTERNATIONAL BHD currently has a range of new build projects, and currently has over 20 vessels on the order book, ranging from lift boats to high speed (40 units) DP2, workboats capable of carrying 150-200 passengers in executive class seating and boasting a large deck area.
WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd would be pleased to provide you with more details on those new builds and our current programme at any time subject to your convenience.
Should you require any further information regarding this or any part of WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd policy , proposals or programme, that will help us to serve you better please do not hesitate to contact us at our Office at your earliest possible convenient.
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What Client and partners say
WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd, Nigeria is a great company founded by some respected Nigerians with International association fully involved in the development, maintenance , use of computer system, software and network for processing and distribution of data in the Oil & Gas Industry . WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd has earn a long standing Client & Customers relationship in the Marine, Oil & Gas industry. I am proud to associate with this company as an Expatriate Management Team member.
As an exclusive Technical Partner under the Instrumentation and Electrical Services ,we have never had a problem working with or doing business with WAO Marine &Drilling Services Ltd, Nigeria. They are always available in short notice to attend to the service requirement of our join project in Instrumentation and Electrical Services ; Offshore & Ashore. WAO Marine has always offered us their participation as business partners at a fair price. Our association with WAO Marine makes all parties great as a trusted representatives in Nigeria. Looking forward to building a great company that will add values to the lives of Nigeria youths.
WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd, is one partner in Nigeria we are strongly willing to build a long lasting business relationship with. A reputable indigenous company rendering services in the Marine, Oil and Gas Industry of Nigeria. Apart from Ship building we also ready to provide Rig & Docking Services, Steel renewals and Mainland auxiliary Engine Repairs Services for vessels up to 80 metres in length and 16 meters in beam. We are fully equipped and working to deliver qualitative projects in Nigeria working together as partners in progress with WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd.We are proud to associate with WAO Marine.
WAO Marine & Drilling Services, Ltd, Nigeria is one of our business partners in Nigeria.With over 20 years of our experience in ship owning and chartering of vessels etc. We have seen WAO Marine as a capable indigenous company to relate with. Our offices in Australia, Japan, Middle East South Pacific and Africa are happy to associate with WAO Marine in Nigeria.In a very strong term, in Nigeria, WAO Marine is trust worthy and they believe in clean business ethics.