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LOC Group cements industry leading position in Offshore Renewables with involvement in more than 300MWp of FPV projects, Asia and Europe

Published 9th March 2020 by Katie Tunkina

LOC Group, the leading international engineering and marine consultancy, announces it has made further progress into the growing Floating Solar Photovoltaic market (“Floating PV” or “FPV”) in Asia and Europe. Post the acquisition of INNOSEA in 2018, LOC has been involved in more than 300MWp of FPV projects in Asia and Europe. The Company’s first project in the floating PV market entailed owners engineering services for a 17MWp O'MEGA1 project for Akuo, in France. Since then, it has been involved in FPV projects covering a multitude of different roles, including owner’s engineering, engineering design, expertise and numerical modelling of dynamic... Read More

Why, and How, Businesses Should be Promoting Engineering as a Valuable Career

Published 16th December 2019 by footprint

Engineering is a valuable career. Engineers can help sculpt the future in terms of technology, climate change in renewable energies and new disease cures, to name a few. Engineers are not only a valuable asset to society and its economy, but the skills engineering require can be valuable on a far more personal level: working with marine engineering specifically, we know this to be true. Research from Tomorrow's Engineers Week suggests that 90 per cent of young people dream of a career that tackles social issues. We are very quick to rank other professions above engineering as socially revolutionary, but... Read More

Longitude strengthens service offering through new Metocean capability

Published 15th November 2019 by Emma Winsey

Longitude is pleased to announce that it is strengthening its Metocean consultancy services with a new team led by Dr Emanuele Terrile. Emanuele is a highly experienced scientist having lead teams in other organisations and brings to the Group an enhanced offering through the provision of services such as Site Characterization, Nearshore and Offshore Wave Modelling, Tropical Cyclones Analysis, Sediment Transports and Metocean Data Collection. The addition of these services will benefit the entire LOC Group with a specific focus on Environmental monitoring, Casualties and Legal Cases, Port facilities & Infrastructure design and Offshore Operations for Oil and Gas Facilities,... Read More

Join us at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day!

Published 9th October 2019 by Emma Winsey

The 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day is organised by the Asia Wind Energy Association held at the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei on 15 October 2019.  With the Taiwanese and Asian offshore wind industry expected to grow significantly in the coming years, the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day offers the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of the offshore wind sector in Asia. Jake Anderson, Group Director of Longitude (part of LOC Group) will be presenting ‘Overcoming Obstacles to Enable Floating Offshore Wind’ during the afternoon session 3 on floating wind. Please get in contact... Read More

Longitude opens new office in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Published 8th August 2019 by Giulia Ineichen

Longitude expands UK presence to better serve growing Offshore Renewables and Maritime market in the North East LOC Longitude has opened a new office in Newcastle, its fourth UK office and seventh globally. This office will host specialist Geotechnical, Geological, Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Consulting Engineers in order to better serve its growing client base in the region. Longitude, part of LOC Group, has built a formidable reputation as the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm in the shipping, renewables and oil & gas sectors and this office opening demonstrates the Company’s continued growth. North East England remains a... Read More


Published 28th February 2019 by Emma Winsey

Roberto Longo, Senior Consultant, Longitude Engineering, will be presenting “CABLE INSTALLATION ANALYSIS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE” at The Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) on the 28th February 2019. Power cables typically account for 10% of the construction cost of offshore wind farms but create 80% of insurance claims, with around 60% relating to damage during construction. One of the reasons for this is that the past there was a lack of appreciation of vessel dynamics in difficult environmental conditions in the design phase. To address this, insurers and Marine Warranty Surveyors have “raised the bar” over the years and... Read More

Longitude Engineering achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification

Published 4th October 2018 by Emma Winsey

DNV GL formally awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification to Longitude Engineering on 30 July,2018. ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS).  Longitude Engineering delivers specialist design and engineering services in the marine, energy and defence markets across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Successfully achieving this accreditation demonstrates Longitude’s ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet both customer and regulatory requirements.  Using the ISO 9001:2015 standard will help Longitude Engineering to better organize processes, improve efficiency and to continually improve.  

Longitude Engineering are exhibiting at Seawork 2018

Published 29th June 2018 by Emma Winsey

Longitude Engineering are exhibiting at Seawork 2018, the largest international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and business forum. Seawork is held at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton from the 3rd to the 5th July. This three day event offers a unique combination of undercover exhibition space, open air demonstrations and floating displays. Make sure you visit stand PY9 to meet our team and learn more about Longitude’s services. For more information about the event or to register, please click here.  

Longitude concludes pre-decommissioning plan contract for PTTEP

Published 17th April 2018 by Emma Winsey

Longitude Engineering has developed a cost effective decommissioning barge concept for the safe removal of small oil and gas platforms for the PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), a subsidiary of the Thai state owned oil company. The primary aim of the works was to develop a viable and cost-effective alternative to conventional ‘reverse installation’ through the use of heavy lift crane barges, for the removal of the topsides and jackets. The focus being the removal of 90-100 of PTTEP’s minimum facilities platform assets in the Gulf of Thailand, which have topside weights up to 800 tonnes and jacket dry weight... Read More

LOC Renewables signs on to deliver offshore wind cabling expertise in Taiwan

Published 30th January 2018 by Emma Winsey

Longitude Engineering, the specialist naval architectural design and engineering team of LOC Renewables, has been contracted to undertake a month-long feasibility study on behalf of premier Taiwanese subsea cable installer, Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering. The agreement will see the Longitude team assess a cable lay barge for Woen Jinn and advise on the specifications and conversion work required to fit the barge for offshore wind operations. With significant natural wind resources and excellent conditions for offshore construction, Taiwan is aiming to develop 3GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. In order to achieve this target, local firms are increasingly looking to... Read More