Andrew Squire News

15 Apr 2016

LOC Group Partners with Studio Navale Canepa

Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group and marine survey experts Studio Navale Canepa (SNC) have entered a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will combine expertise and global networks to offer casualty services to the Italian market. SNC specializes in providing hull and machinery related casualty surveying services to the Italian insurance and shipping sectors through its in-house team, supported by a network of trusted associates. Joining forces with the LOC world-wide network extends SNC’s reach allowing it to deliver more cost-effective, global services to the Italian community. Meanwhile, LOC will benefit from working alongside a company that is established in the Italian shipping and insurance markets.

15 Apr 2016

LOC, Studio Navale Canepa Join Forces

Courtesy LOC Group

Leading international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has announced a collaboration agreement with marine survey experts Studio Navale Canepa (SNC) of Italy. Together the two organisations are combining expertise and their global networks to offer unrivalled casualty services to the Italian market. SNC specialises in providing Hull & Machinery related casualty surveying services to the Italian insurance and shipping sectors through its in-house team, supported by a network of trusted associates.

11 Jan 2016

LOC Launches Hull and Machinery Service

International marine and engineering consultancy LOC has launched a new Hull and Machinery (H&M) service, to be offered group-wide with specialist support from LOC’s main offices in London, Dubai, New York and Singapore. LOC notes that it already offers a range of marine services and supports all aspects of marine transportation and marine construction. The new H&M service will provide 24/7 marine casualty response support, covering everything from collisions and groundings, to fires, main and auxiliary machinery failures, main and auxiliary boiler failures to deck machinery failures. The company's H&M experts will attend salvage situations and conduct condition surveys in accordance with the Joint Hull Committee and Nordic formats.

11 Jan 2016

LOC Launches Global H&M Service

LOC Launches Global H&M Service Photo LOC

Leading international marine and engineering consultancy LOC has launched a new Hull and Machinery (H&M) service. The service will be offered group-wide, with specialist support from LOC’s main offices in London, Dubai, New York and Singapore. LOC already offers an extensive range of marine services and supports all aspects of marine transportation and marine construction. The new H&M service will provide 24/7 marine casualty response support, covering everything from collisions and groundings…

24 Apr 2015

Maritime Casualty Forum Held in Singapore

Speakers at the Asian Marine Casualty Forum listen to conference chariman, David Pockett (center). Photo courtesy of LOC

More than 250 shipping and insurance professionals gathered for the first ever Asian Maritime Casualty Forum held during Singapore Maritime Week. The two-day conference, hosted by global marine and engineering consultancy London Offshore Consultants (LOC), highlighted some of the vital issues in salvage and vessel wreck removal and in particular rising costs, technological challenges and the need for the parties involved in major casualties to work more closely together. The industry…

26 Mar 2015

LOC Group Announces Two Appointments

Global marine engineering consultancy LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants) announced appointments in two new positions; John Quarrington has joined the company in London as Group Marine Warranty Surveying Manager and Mark McGurran has been appointed to the Singapore office in the role of Asia Regional Hull & Machinery Coordinator. John Quarrington is based in London where he will be supporting the Group Energy Services Director (Alex Harrison) with the continued development of LOC’s global marine warranty surveying activities across its 33 offices. A master mariner by background, John has worked for large engineering consultancies and oil companies around the world taking the lead on a range of oil and gas projects.

06 Mar 2014

Marine Engineering Consultancy LOC Appoint Chairman

Robin Bidwell: Photo courtesy of LOC

Dr Robin Bidwell CBE has been appointed as LOC Group chairman informs the London-headquartered international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company. LOC add that for 35 years, Dr Bidwell built and led Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the global environmental advisory firm employing more than 5000 employees in over 40 countries. He currently holds a number of non-executive appointments (private sector, public sector and charities) and was awarded a CBE in 1999 for services to the environment.

31 Oct 2013

UK Marine Engineering Consultancy Secures Investment

LOC Group Ltd (incorporating London Offshore Consultants) – a leading global marine engineering consultancy – has secured a minority external investment from Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC). Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. Established in 1979, LOC Group operates from 30 offices located around the globe across six continents and is owned by its employees using a quasi-partnership model. Headquartered in London, LOC employs over 400 staff including master mariners, naval architects, and marine and structural engineers. In its energy division, LOC is a top three global provider of marine warranty surveys for the transport and installation of offshore capital equipment with customers comprising oil & gas majors, independents and national oil companies.

21 Feb 2012

LOC Celebrates 25 Years in Singapore

Andrew Squire, LOC Group Chief Executive Officer.

Planning to Expand Further in the Region. London Offshore Consultants (LOC), one of the world’s leading independent marine and offshore industry consultancy firms, is set to expand its activities and office network in Asia Pacific, it announced. LOC provides a range of specialist consultancy services on planning, design and execution of high value, complex marine and energy based operations through to technical advice on major shipping casualties. Its customers include the world’s leading oil and gas majors…

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