A subsidiary of the PIRIOU group, WEST ATLANTIC SHIPYARD Ltd (WAS) was formed in 2004 in Nigeria and registered in the free zone in 2005.

The shipyard is located on the Bonny River in the Oil and Gas Export Free Trade Zone, Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) Onne in Rivers State, Nigeria. It was set up to build support ships for the offshore oil and gas industry in accordance with the Nigerian Coastal and Inland Shipping Act. In keeping with the spirit of promoting ‘local content’, over 80 million US dollars has been invested into the facility and its workforce to date.

Fully ISO 9001:2015 certified and with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, WEST ATLANTIC SHIPYARD meets industry demands for safe, reliable, cost-effective solutions that satisfy the most exacting standards.

Ship Building

Over 45 vessels built locally to International Class Standard (Bureau Veritas), achieving AAA status.

Ship Repair

Comprehensive facility for ship repair, refit and conversion.



  • 2 x floating docks – 110m x 25m – 5000 TLC
  • 300 m quayside – fully serviced by cranes
  • 135 000 m² yard space
  • 60 000 m² area for fabrication facilities and warehousing
  • Workshops – 50-ton overhead cranage with 25m height
  • ISO 9001:2015 ISO management systems – Bureau Veritas certification


  • A robust QA/QC policy and repair management system
  • Highly skilled and trained workforce (Expat and Nigerian)
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities


  • Highly driven efficiency
  • Strict adherence to productivity, process and procedures
  • Highly skilled project planning
  • Ability to work 24/7, 365 days a year


  • Customer-friendly sales policy
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Excellent procurement and supply chain network
  • Master agreement long-term fixed pricing option available