International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, comprising LOC and Longitude, has created LOC Renewables, a focused team of consultants to bring the group’s capabilities to the offshore renewable energy sector.
LOC Renewables will be led by Dr RV Ahilan, Group Director of Renewables Advisory & Energy Technology.
Alongside Ahilan, LOC Renewables will have dedicated leads located in offices in London, Exeter, Aberdeen, Paris, New York, Singapore and Shanghai, providing consultancy services including design, engineering and marine warranty survey to offshore renewable energy clients across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
“LOC has been providing services to clients working in the offshore renewables space for more than 15 years, delivering services to more than two-thirds Europe’s offshore wind farms,” Andrew Squire, Group Chief Executive said.
“With our increasing expertise in the sector, we have chosen to formalise our commitment to offshore renewable energy, and bring our unique combination of practical operations experience and cutting edge offshore engineering expertise to bear, with the creation of LOC Renewables.”
LOC Renewables’ recent experience includes a project win for the Seoul office, which has been retained by Swiss Re and Korea Offshore Wind Power to provide marine warranty on the 60MW test phase of the Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project in Korea. LOC France has also won tenders recently to carry out marine warranty survey services to the country’s very first offshore wind farms.
In the UK, LOC Group provided marine warranty survey services during the installation phase of the 576MW RWE-owned Gwynt y Mor wind farm, overseeing procedures for the transportation and installation of the turbines and cables.