LOC Expands Further in Asia with New South Korea Operation
LOC has further expanded its footprint in Asia, successfully registering LOC Seoul and opening the company’s first office in South Korea.
“Initially concentrating on the vibrant energy markets, our ultimate objective is for LOC Seoul to cover all aspects of our work,” said Captain Jon Walker, Regional Head of Asia for the LOC Group.
“We currently work with many Korean shipyards undertaking offshore construction for global projects,” Walker continued. “There is also substantial international work undertaken by Korean offshore companies insured domestically, so LOC Seoul will now be able to service these clients directly.”
Newly appointed country manager, Zhoongkeun Kim, a senior engineer and warranty surveyor, has worked on numerous projects in the Middle East, Africa and India. Kim has begun the process of recruiting local staff with specialist consultant skills to base in LOC Seoul’s office in Gangnam.
“One of LOC’s commitments when opening any new office is to populate it, wherever possible, with local talent,” Kim said. “It’s a key way in which the Group establishes familiarity with the local markets from the outset, and also brings immediate security and comfort to domestics customers.”
Press release, May 1, 2014; Image: LOC