West Africa Catering
West Africa Catering Nigeria Limited (WACN) began providing catering and hospitality services on Deutag, Global, Santa Fe and Parker Drilling rigs working in and offshore the Niger Delta in October, 2000.
The small, newly organized company of approximately 200 team members, led by 6 core management staff, started with a clear vision of providing world class catering and hospitality services to its customers. In 2002, WACN expanded its operations to providing food, laundry, housekeeping and janitorial services at the Intels land camps in Port Harcourt and Warri.
Today, after approximately 13 years in business, the original core management team of WACN employs approximately 1,820 team members and serves over 7,000 people each day, all across Nigeria. The company credits its growth to its vision of excellence in service, coupled with an effective growth plan.
In 2005, WACN won its first contract in the northern state of Adamawa, where it provided food service for approximately 600 college students at the ABTI-American University in Yola.
In 2010, WACN was asked to provide catering services for 2,000 workers at the Nestle manufacturing plant in Agbara, Lagos.
Since WACN’s incorporation in 2000, it has continued to expand its customer base and job site count in the oil and gas sector of Nigeria.
The warehouses have the required logistical support to transport food safely to locations across the country and offshore. Staffing investments have been made in a Health, Safety & Environment Department, a Human Resource Department, Accounting/ Administrative Department, Warehouse / Logistics Department and an Information Technology Group.
In 2012, the WACN moved its corporate office to its new warehousing facility at Onne. This warehousing facilty that required an investment of over $12m has 5000sqm of warehousing fpace on 20sqm of yard space the Federal Ocean Terminal.
Currently serving over 40 locations and over 20 Companies onshore and offshore Nigeria that include:
- Pacific Drilling
- KCA Deutag
- Oando Drilling
- Sea Drill
- Noble Drilling
- Alliance Marine
- Exxon Mobil
- Century Energy
- Hercules Offshore
- ABTI American University
- Air France
- Edison Chuest
- Chevron Texaco