6th June 2018
LOC Group appoints Ian Cummins Energy Projects Development Director
International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director. Ian will focus on the oil and gas and renewables markets, and help to identify and develop new and innovative engineering opportunities to progress the business.
Ian brings extensive major project management and engineering experience to LOC, gained from working on exceptionally large projects, significantly boosting LOC’s specialist expertise in this area. Throughout Ian’s career he has worked for an operator, contractor and engineering firm in a number of international locations leading and delivering engineering, projects and technology. Through driving industry wide collaboration and standardisation initiatives in oil & gas, Ian has contributed to the sharp reduction in costs. As the scale of offshore wind projects increases, learnings from the cost reductions in the oil & gas sector can make a significant impact on offshore renewables projects.
“Ian’s track record and the depth and breadth of his expertise in developing large-scale offshore energy projects speaks for itself, and we’re delighted to welcome him to LOC,” said RV Ahilan, Joint CEO at LOC Group and Group Director of LOC Renewables.
“With the scale of offshore turbines and wind farms continuing to grow exponentially, transferring the skills and experience gained in the oil and gas industries will be invaluable to maintaining this rapid pace of development and meeting the challenges this growth presents. Ian’s longstanding experience will be a great asset to our clients undertaking significant projects in both sectors.”
Ian Cummins, Energy Projects Development Director added; “I am excited to join LOC working with highly talented, specialist engineers. I look forward to utilising my wide ranging management and technical experience in oil and gas to progress innovation in this sector and further expand LOC’s offering into the renewables market.”
With energy specialists in more than 33 locations worldwide, LOC provides services - including marine warranty survey - around the world for every lifecycle stage of an oil and gas project, from offshore exploration and drilling, to offshore and onshore development projects, operations and maintenance, through to offshore decommissioning.
Similarly, LOC Renewables is an established independent service provider to many of the leading offshore wind developments, wave and tidal energy projects. LOC Renewables covers design, engineering, analysis and warranty of every aspect of marine operations for successful project development.
LOC is a leading international marine and engineering consulting firm that was founded in London in 1979. Headquartered in London, the company operates over 30 offices in 15 countries across Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia; and employs around 400 staff.
Its core business is split into shipping and energy divisions. Shipping includes marine casualty work, accident investigation, claims, disputes & litigation and surveys. Energy work includes marine warranty surveys, loss prevention, inspections, audits as well as marine and transportation consultancy.
LOC has delivered specialised, multidisciplinary marine and engineering consultancy and survey services to many of the world’s shipping and offshore energy companies and has handled numerous high-profile marine casualties in all parts of the world.