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Mike McLachlan

Marine Engineer


Marine Engineers






A marine engineer and project manager with over 10 years’ experience in offshore renewables as MWS and over 30 years seagoing and onshore experience with the Royal Navy.

Mike joined LOC in 2007, and is the project director for Renewables MWS, based in London. He specialises in MWS and consultancy for high-voltage cable installation and repair for renewable energy projects, and has had involvement with numerous and complex export and inter-array cable installation campaigns, and multiple cable repair or jointing campaigns. He has experience with all aspects of offshore substation, wind turbine and foundation installations.

Mike has prepared reports and provided opinion for mediation and arbitration in addition to acting as an expert witness in the UK. Mike has also acted on behalf of P&I Clubs, owners and insurance interests in matters concerning marine engineering and offshore activities including subsea cable damage, machinery trials, damage, condition, suitability and on/off hire surveys, and advice for the marine and cable lay and protection aspects for OFTO bids.

Prior to joining LOC he saw over 30 years’ service in the Royal Navy as an engineer and ships diver, serving in all ranks from junior electrical mechanic to Lieutenant Commander.