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
Offices map

Our offices are strategically located near the world’s major shipping and offshore energy centres

Our Offices About Us

News & Events View All

LOC Group’s CEO elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering

LOC Group is pleased to announce that Dr R. V. Ahilan, Group Chief Executive, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Ahilan…

LOC Korea wins contract with LS Cable & Systems

LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce its Korean office (“LOC Korea”) has won a new contract with LS Cable & Systems,…

LOC Germany developing reputation as a provider of marine surveys and inspections

LOC Germany, a subsidiary of LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, has been awarded works with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to provide remote Dynamic Positioning…

Case Studies View All

Tattershall Castle: Surveys & Technical Support since 2003

Project Summary The “TATTERSHALL CASTLE” is an ex-paddle steamer, built in 1934. In 1973 the Vessel was withdrawn from service on the Humber and since then she has been moored…

HAVFARM 1 (“JOSTEIN ALBERT”): Single Voyage Transport & Tow Approval – 2020

Project Summary HAVFARM 1 (named “Jostein Albert”) is the world’s largest stationary Ocean Farm, constructed in Shandong Province, China, by CIMC Raffles, as a large-scale moored fish farm…

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,…