LOC Appoints New Energy Projects Development Director

International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director. 

Cummins will focus on the oil and gas and renewables markets, and help to identify and develop new and innovative engineering opportunities to progress the business.

Through driving industry-wide collaboration and standardisation initiatives in oil and gas, Cummins has contributed to the sharp reduction in costs, LOC said. As the scale of offshore wind projects increases, learnings from the cost reductions in the oil and gas sector can make a significant impact on offshore renewables projects.

“Ian’s track record and the depth and breadth of his expertise in developing large-scale offshore energy projects speaks for itself, and we’re delighted to welcome him to LOC,” said RV Ahilan, Joint CEO at LOC Group and Group Director of LOC Renewables.

“With the scale of offshore turbines and wind farms continuing to grow exponentially, transferring the skills and experience gained in the oil and gas industries will be invaluable to maintaining this rapid pace of development and meeting the challenges this growth presents. Ian’s longstanding experience will be a great asset to our clients undertaking significant projects in both sectors.”

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