London Offshore Consultants

Since 1979 LOC has been a leading international provider of marine and engineering consultancy to the world’s shipping and offshore energy industries. Our clients have included government agencies, insurance and legal interests. LOC combine multi-disciplined engineering, marine knowledge with practical experience and expertise to provide a specialised range of consulting, survey and marine casualty response services to our clients across a global network of strategically located offices.

LOC’s UK offices, located in London, Newcastle and Aberdeen have the following core areas of business aligned to the energy industry:

  • Marine Warranty Survey
  • Field Operations Support, Marine/Field Studies, MOU Moves, Vessel Assurance
  • Shipping – Insurance and Litigation Support

Marine Warranty Survey
LOC has acted as MWS on some of the world’s largest and most complex construction projects undertaken.

It provides a level of mitigation and protection against potential loss for the assured and insurance underwriters in the execution of marine operations. LOC has approved all types of marine construction operations including load outs, launches, near sea and trans-oceanic transports, installations, lifts, onshore load-in’s, and flow line riser and umbilical installations. LOC has operated in areas from shallow water margins to deep water, in environments exposed to hurricanes, ice, swell and high currents. LOC’s work has included decommissioning of some landmark structures in the North Sea and installation of a significant proportion of the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure.

LOC’s proactive approach adds value for clients, helping to ensure marine operations happen in a safe, orderly and timely manner.

Marine Engineering Services
From high level procedures to detailed design, from prestudy to project execution, LOC’s marine engineering services and technical expertise provide solutions for all manner of challenging and complex marine operations with experienced personnel providing independent 3rd party review and verification services. LOC’s team of mariners and engineers has developed transport studies, mobilisation manuals and management procedures; supplying all the relevant analysis such as in depth structural, lift rigging, sea fastening, motions and transportation analysis.

Field Operations Support, Marine/Field Studies, MOU Moves, Vessel Assurance
LOC has experienced and accredited marine surveyors (including OVID & eCMID) for vessel assurance, suitability, pre/post charter condition inspection and DP operations. We provide marine studies in relation to feasibility, navigation, dry/wet tows, and field development/renewal.

LOC’s extensive experience with marine operations enables us to both assist and facilitate risk analysis, assessment and management and to undertake accident, damage and incident investigations LOC provides expertise in the planning and execution of MOU moving/mooring with experience from the UKCS and NCS up to the Barents Sea.

Shipping – Insurance and Litigation Support
LOC provides a full range of services to the shipping industry. LOC staff members are available 24/7 to attend and investigate cases of cargo, fixed object or hull and machinery damage. Personnel assess vessel and port/berth suitability in terms of a loss prevention measure, or a forensic investigation. On-going support for salvage operations and wreck removals is available.

LOC Worldwide
LOC Group has 32 offices in 15 countries across Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia; and employs over 400 staff. Our global network of offices provides our clients with the benefit of a consistently high standard of service together with local knowledge and expertise, while also helping to minimise travel time and associated costs.

London Offshore Consultants Ltd.
Ibex House, 42-47 Minories
London EC3N 1DY
Tel: +44 20 7264 3250
London Offshore Consultants (Aberdeen) Ltd.
Suite 1F, Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street
Aberdeen AB10 1UD
Tel: +44 1224 630200