News & Events

Appointment of David Brown as Principal Geotechnical Engineer

LOC Group is pleased to announce the appointment of David Brown as Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Aberdeen based Longitude Engineering team. David previously worked for UTEC Geomarine, part of the Acteon Group, as Principal Engineer. His new position at Longitude is...

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Longitude concludes pre-decommissioning plan contract for PTTEP

Published 17th April 2018 |Sector Decommissioning

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 |Sector Renewables

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


Longitude assists Deepocean with the MV Maersk Connector

Published 30th November 2017 |Sector Markets

Longitude Engineering assists Deepocean with the MV Maersk Connector, the first ocean-going cable-lay ship specifically designed to be intentionally grounded as part of a cable-lay operation. Find out more in Skuld Offshore's publication, The Field - November 2017: https://www.skuld.com/topics/legal/pi--defence/engineered-grounding-with-maersk-connector/introduction/  


Longitude are attending the 19th ACI Ballast Water Management Conference

Published 9th November 2017 |Sector Small Craft

Longitude Engineering are attending the 19th ACI Ballast Water Management Conference in Antwerp between the 15th and 16th of November. The conference will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowners/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.  The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers. Longitude Engineering provide design services to support owners, operators and yards in the equipment selection, vessel survey and integration process. Longitude have experience... Read More


Longitude are exhibiting at Offshore Wind Energy 2017

Published 23rd May 2017 |Sector Exeter

Longitude are exhibiting as part of LOC Renewables at Offshore Wind Energy 2017. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world. This event will be attended by thousands of leading and emerging players in the wind energy sector from all over the globe. Attendees will get a global, first-hand view of the trends and the technologies, the opportunities and the challenges facing the offshore wind sector both now and going forward. Make sure you visit stand N-Q61 to meet our renewables representatives from both Longitude and LOC.


Hieu Le is the Young Gastech Essay Competition Winner

Published 29th March 2017 |Sector Markets

Hieu Le won the Young Gastech Essay Competition. As the winner Hieu will be presenting on the main stage at the Gastech2017 conference. Hieu joined the LOC/Longitude Engineer Development Scheme in 2013 after graduating from the University of Southampton (UK) with a First Class Honours degree in Naval Architecture. Hieu started his training in Singapore, where he was involved in various cases of marine casualty investigation, which included supporting a senior colleague with rescuing a stranded containership, and 3D reconstruction of marine accidents. In Australia, he was involved in marine warranty survey services where he gained experience in trailed and lifted loadout/discharge and... Read More