International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director.
Cummins will focus on the oil and gas and renewable energy markets, and help to identify and develop new and innovative engineering opportunities to progress the business, according to LOC.
RV Ahilan, Joint CEO at LOC Group and Group Director of LOC Renewables, said: “Ian’s track record and the depth and breadth of his expertise in developing large-scale offshore energy projects speaks for itself.
“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 Cummins, Energy Projects Development Director, added: “I am excited to join LOC, working with highly talented, specialist engineers. I look forward to utilizing 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.
Similarly, LOC Renewables has been established to act as independent service provider to various offshore wind developments, wave and tidal energy projects.
LOC Renewables covers design, engineering, analysis and warranty of every aspect of marine operations related to project development.