Oil & Gas

World-leading adviser in marine warranty survey, LOC offers market-leading technical expertise and support in all stages of an oil & gas project lifecycle.

Oil & Gas Services

Shipping

LOC combines over 40 years of experience with new technologies, providing world-class shipping consulting in marine salvage, casualty response, and other areas for a greener marine industry.

Shipping

ENGINEERING

Specialist consulting, design and engineering services across shipping, energy and defence sectors – providing detailed support across the lifecycle of an offshore asset or marine project.

Engineering & Design Services

DIGITAL

Offering digital solutions that enable greater efficiency, sustainability and visibility across energy and marine sectors, by combining the latest in digital analytics and machine learning.

Digital Services

PEOPLE

Specialists in all aspects of marine and engineering consultancy, across 165 locations and 52 countries.

Our People
The premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, founded in 1979.

LOC operates in the shipping, oil & gas and renewables sectors, providing loss prevention (marine warranty, surveys, inspections & audits, technical due diligence), loss management (marine casualties, claims, disputes and litigation) and marine and engineering consultancy services. Our clients comprise P&I clubs, H&M insurers, underwriters, brokers, oil and gas companies, energy utilities, field operators, developers, EPC contractors, installation contractors, drilling contractors, lawyers, shipowners, governments, and turbine and cable manufacturers.

Green

Trusted advisor driving the energy transition in shipping and offshore energy sectors

Experts

World-class expertise in engineering and marine disciplines since 1979

Independent

Independence to innovate and expand where clients need us

Global

Offices located in key shipping and energy hubs worldwide, with a strategy to expand into new markets

Innovation

Strong track record of developing technologies for sustainable energy and shipping practices

Responsive

Highly responsive team with on-the-ground expertise where needed
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Our offices are strategically located near the world’s major shipping and offshore energy centres

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News & Events View All

Jieyang Shenquan 1 Offshore Windfarm Contract Win – A 2nd Recent Renewables Contract Win for LOC China

LOC is pleased to announce it has won a contract to provide Marine Warranty Services to support the development of the Jieyang Shenquan 1 OWF, located in the…

Marine Warranty Survey Contract Win for Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Export & Array Cables

LOC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded by Ørsted a contract to provide Marine Warranty Survey services (MWS) for the Greater Changhua 1 &…

LOC Canada strengthens its Hull & Machinery offering with appointment of Frans Schouffoer

LOC Group, the leading international engineering and marine consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frans Schouffoer, as Senior Marine Surveyor. Frans, who is based in LOC’s…

Case Studies View All

GAGASAN PERAK: Fire / Explosion off Indonesia – August 2010

Project Summary Whilst loading a cargo of crude oil at the Kangean Energy terminal on Sepanjang Island, north of Bali, several explosions ripped through the main deck of the tanker,…

PATHARA MARINE 5: Sank off Bangkok Bay, Thailand – SEPTEMBER 2015

Project Summary Laden inshore container vessel, “PATHARA MARINE 5”, sank in rough seas in Bangkok Bay, Thailand, on the 19th September 2015 with several of the crew missing. Its cargo…

THORCO CLOUD: Wreck Removal – 2015 to 2019

Project Summary Following a collision in December 2015, the ‘THORCO CLOUD’, laden with steel products, split in two and sank in two locations, a mile apart, in the Singapore Straits…