Successful first year for LOC Germany

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International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC Group has announced that LOC Germany, one of the company’s most recently incorporated offices, reported a successful first year after opening in Hamburg, in August 2019.

The office delivered revenue ahead of budget, despite the macro challenges posed during the year. The performance was based on the office continuing to channel the development of multiple business streams across both the Shipping and Renewable sectors.

On the back of a promising first year, LOC Germany is now looking to expand its team to further drive the business into the shipping arena, including LOC’s traditional service offering of marine casualty support and work as expert witness on claims, defence and litigation for shipping and port matters.

LOC Germany is co-led by Christoph Ruck and Emek Ersin Takmaz. Mr Ruck is a naval architect and international welding engineer, with over 15 years’ experience in the marine industry specialising in heavy lift and offshore installation operations and previously worked as a classification society engineer and surveyor for DNVGL. Mr Takmaz is also naval architect and project manager with over eight years’ experience in marine T&I operations. His project expertise ranges across the full project lifecycle, from early engineering and planning to execution phases across renewable, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors. Prior to joining LOC, he worked as Head of Projects Engineering at Hansa Heavy Lift, the heavy lift shipping company in Hamburg, and was previously with the EPCI company McDermott in Dubai.

Ian Cummins, Regional Director for European Operations, commented:“Since opening the office doors in Germany last summer, the team has worked on dynamically expanding LOC’s footprint in the European Shipping and Renewable markets. They have successfully drawn on the expertise and support of the wider LOC Group to drive growth in LOC’s traditional service offerings, whilst developing new initiative areas where relevant”.