LOC strengthens customer support for North Sea regionCompany News // March 22, 2013
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has opened two new offices to strengthen its service delivery in the North Sea region.
Complementing existing LOC hubs in London, Aberdeen and Stavanger, the new offices – both opened on 14 March – are located in Newcastle, UK and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
Both offices will deliver a range of services to the local customer base including marine engineering, naval architecture, civil engineering, renewable and mariner-related services.
Peter Holloway, LOC’s regional director for Europe and Africa, explains why Newcastle and Leeuwarden were selected: “Newcastle, located between current offices in Aberdeen and London, is a thriving maritime hub boasting significant P&I, legal and other facilities.
"Leeuwarden also has a rich maritime heritage and is ideally located for access to the major European North Sea hub ports as well as eastward to the ports in the Baltic.
"In today’s service-driven culture, we need to be visible on our customers’ doorstep and be immediately available to deliver assistance. The North Sea is hugely important for the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors, both of which are major drivers for our business while the Baltic Sea is developing rapidly in the renewable sector. These two new offices will allow us to serve our growing customer base more effectively.
"In addition, the northeast of England is a focus for renewable manufacturing and installation. Our Newcastle office reaffirms our commitment to the region and allows us to work more closely with our local clients, while the office in the Netherlands opens up a new region for development – Continental Europe.”
The new offices are part of LOC’s global growth strategy which includes ensuring resources are located adjacent to major customer hubs.