R V Ahilan

'France and floating wind now at the heart of offshore wind sector'

'France and floating wind now at the heart of offshore wind sector'

RV Ahilan of LOC tells Recharge his insights into the French offshore wind market, floating wind and the prospects for the wider European sector. LOC Group has had a hand in roughly two thirds of t... Published 6th April 2017 by

The Vessel Assurance Process Followed by Survey Vessel Companies

The Vessel Assurance Process Followed by Survey Vessel Companies

Here at LOC Group, we provide a vessel assurance process unique to your needs. We provide a bespoke service because the levels of work necessary, as well as the levels of risk, can vary depending on t... Published 24th March 2017

Brian McJury

Handling pollution in a small port or harbour

pollution in a small port or harbour
Handling pollution in a small port or harbour

As an independent marine, engineering consultancy and survey organisation, LOC may represent either party in an accident investigation into pollution in a port or harbour. The investigation is likely... Published 22nd November 2016 by

Different Standards of Marine Accident Investigation

Different Standards of Marine Accident Investigation

It's an unfortunate fact that some shippers, brokers and operators only discover when they get to court that the marine accident investigation they ordered has not been carried out to the highest stan... Published 18th November 2016

LOC London manages MWS project for LNG construction in the Arctic

LOC London is acting as the marine warranty surveyor, providing independent third-party design review and approval of marine operations including load-out, seafastening, transportation, shipping and offloading of cargo dedicated to the transportation...

What to expect in 2016 by Rutger Bierman for Oil and Gas Asia

MOVING into 2016, operators in Singapore and across Asia are in survival mode. They are engaged in trying to keep their tonnage operating, much of which is laid-up as regional projects are thin on the ground. Many are operating simply at or even b...

Harnessing experience to create innovation

Marine warranty surveyors traditionally provide independent third-party review and approval of marine construction and transportation projects. The scope of work may cover documented procedures, structural analysis, operations and selection of marine...

The legacy of Piper Alpha

The Piper Alpha rig explosion in the North Sea on July 6, 1988 killed 167 men and is still counted as the world’s worst offshore oil disaster. Its causes are well documented and stem from a mix of complacency, a relaxed attitude to safety management ...
  • 17th November 2015

Challenges from offshore

Offshore oil & gas exploration and production has evolved from the relatively shallow and protected waters of the Gulf of Mexico to deeper water and harsher environments of the Brazilian Basin, West Africa and the northern North Sea. Each has its...

DP techniques take upward turn Down Under

The dynamic positioning (DP) sector has been growing globally but oil companies in Asia have been slow to adopt this cutting edge technology. This is largely due to exploration activities in the region being restricted to relatively shallow waters. B...