LOC Group, an international marine and engineering consultancy, is partnering with WavEC Offshore Renewables, a private, non-profit offshore marine energy research and consultancy association. As part of the agreement, LOC will provide its expertise on the complete lifecycle of offshore wind development, from project blueprint to operation.
With its first renewable energy projects conducted in 2002, LOC is now capitalizing on its experience to develop a fully focused renewables consultancy. The company provides marine warranty surveying services, and has worked on more than two thirds of Europe’s offshore wind farms to date.
Pooling LOC’s expertise in offshore technology, resource measurement and operations and maintenance, amongst other areas, with the research and analysis capabilities of WavEC will benefit the industry as a whole.
“The combined expertise of LOC and WavEC will help develop skills and technologies across the industry value chain,” said R V Ahilan, group director, renewables advisory and energy technology, LOC.
“We are delighted to work together with LOC, one of the major marine and engineering consultancy companies,” said António Sarmento, president, WavEC. “The pooling of knowledge and experience of WavEC and LOC will assure successful projects and a significant contribution to the industry.”
With more than 300 engineers operating in 20 countries across the world, and 40 years of transferable experience in oil and gas, LOC is aiming to triple its renewables revenue share by 2020.