About Us

LOC Group, founded in 1979, is the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm consisting of LOC, Longitude, Innosea and John LeBourhis. Headquartered in London, the company operates over 35 offices located in Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Our Organisations

LOC

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.

Longitude

Longitude was created in 2006 to provide independent engineering and design consultancy to the shipping, oil & gas and renewables sectors. Consulting and engineering services are provided by Longitude for all marine structures but with a particular focus on the construction, transportation and installation phases of an offshore project. For floating structures these services are provided for the whole lifecycle, from concept to operations, life extension and decommissioning.

John LeBourhis

John LeBourhis, established in 1976, delivers rig approval services around the globe. Located in Houston and acquired by LOC Group in 2017, John LeBourhis provides high quality marine consulting and survey services for offshore construction, drilling and production operations.

Innosea

Innosea, acquired by LOC Group in 2018, is an independent engineering firm specialising in offshore renewables. Established as a technology spinout from the Ecoles Centrale de Nantes, Innosea works at the cutting edge of research and development in wind, wave and tidal energy. Innosea provides consulting and engineering services to the marine renewables industry with a particular focus on fixed and floating substructure concept development and turbine engineering and analysis.

Our Services

  • Marine Warranty Surveys
  • Surveys, Inspections & Audits
  • Claims, Disputes & Litigation
  • Marines Casualties
  • Marine & Engineering Consultancy
  • Engineering Services
  • LOC
  • John LeBourhis
  • Longitude
  • Innosea
  • Marine Warranty Surveys
  • Surveys, Inspections & Audits
  • Claims, Disputes & Litigation
  • Marines Casualties
  • Marine & Engineering Consultancy
  • Engineering Services
  • LOC
  • John LeBourhis
  • Longitude
  • Innosea

About LOC

Our Business

Our business focuses on all aspects of transportation and construction in the marine environment and upon the accidents and disputes that sometimes arise. Thanks to our  team’s technical expertise and hands-on experience, we have become a recognised industry leader in all of our fields of activity.

Our Clients

Our broad experience and our multi-skilled teams are highly valued by clients from almost every sector of the maritime industry. These include P&I clubs, marine and energy insurers, energy companies, ship owners and charterers, admiralty lawyers and government bodies. We develop long-standing relationships with our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, consistency, and above all our ability to respond swiftly to all urgent incidents.

Our Guiding Principles

These are our most important assets. LOC’s continued success is due to our exceptional employees and their commitment to our clients’ best interests. Our  team works with integrity, professionalism and dedication –  these are core attributes that underpin everything we do.