Leading marine and engineering consultancy recruits turbine technology expert to drive new business activities in offshore renewables

 London, 15 March 2018 – LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consultancy, has announced the appointment of Dr Tim Camp to the position of Director, Turbine Engineering. With extensive experience of wind turbine design and engineering, Camp joins LOC Renewables from DNV GL, and will lead across a series of new business activities in offshore wind.

The offshore wind industry saw record growth in 2017, with the Global Wind Energy Council reporting the installation of over 4.3GW of new capacity globally. With a network of 30 dedicated offices around the world, LOC continues to expand and diversify its service offering to the marine energy sector, as it aims to derive 20% of its income from clean energy by 2020.

Prior to joining LOC Renewables, Camp spent 19 years at Garrad Hassan and DNV GL, where he led the Turbine Engineering team, and was most recently DNV GL’s EMEA Business Development Director for energy advisory services. At LOC Renewables he will lead a series of new initiatives related to marine engineering and consultancy, turbine device technology and offshore clean energy assessments, while continuing as co-convener of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s working group on design standards for offshore wind turbines.

“We’re delighted that Tim is bringing his significant expertise in offshore energy technology and business leadership to LOC Renewables,” said RV Ahilan, Group Director of Renewables Advisory & Energy Technology at LOC Renewables.

“His deep understanding of turbine engineering, expertise in numerical modelling, and knowledge of some of the most rapidly developing offshore markets, such as those in China and Taiwan, will be instrumental in driving LOC Renewables’ growth. I’d like to welcome him to the wider management team, and am confident he will prove to be an invaluable asset for the business going forwards.”

With a strong background in business consultancy across East Asia, Camp will be speaking on construction and O&M challenges in Taiwan’s offshore wind market as part of LOC Renewables’ ‘Knowledge Sharing in Taiwan’ seminar, which will take place at the Institute of Transportation in Taipei on Tuesday, 20 March.

As Taiwanese offshore energy continues to attract strong interest from developers, and with a number of large projects due to begin construction as early as 2019, the seminar will focus on how the efficient transfer of knowledge and experience gained in European offshore wind markets can ensure the success of what remains a nascent market. In addition to Tim Camp, speakers will include Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications and the Director General of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection.

Commenting on his appointment, Camp said: “I’m delighted to be joining the LOC Renewables team to provide the impartial analysis and advice that developers will need to build successful projects in the future.”

“With its focus on continued innovation in technology and project development, LOC Renewables is well placed to take advantage of the exciting changes unfolding in the offshore clean energy market – among them continued wind turbine and foundation innovation and rapid expansion in new markets.

For more information on the Knowledge Sharing in Taiwan seminar, please see https://loc-group.com/renewables/news/knowledge-sharing-taiwan/