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Friday, August 9, 2019 

Longitude, part of the LOC Group, has opened a new office in Newcastle, its fourth UK office and seventh globally, which will host specialist Geotechnical, Geological, Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Consulting Engineers to serve a growing client base in the region.

The office will be manned by Catherine Bradley and Cara Watson, specialists in Offshore Renewables, and Jonathan Land, a naval architect specialising in ships and offshore construction projects. There are plans to expand the Newcastle office in due course, with the end goal being to house a strong local multi-discipline team, supported by the other Longitude UK offices.

R V Ahilan, LOC CEO, said: “The opening of our Newcastle office demonstrates Longitude’s success in expanding its presence in the UK’s burgeoning Offshore Renewables sector. The office has a strong team in place and is well positioned geographically execute projects and develop close partnerships with universities and other organisations in the industry. We are proud to have built a strong track record in the UK’s offshore renewables market and today’s announcement means we are well placed to serve our clients in the region.”

David Bignold, MD Longitude, said: “We are very pleased to have opened our seventh Longitude office, the fourth in the UK. Longitude continues to be seen as an industry leader and we are delighted to be achieving the ambitious growth targets we set ourselves. We have seen considerable demand for our offering in the northeast of England and believe this office location means we are well placed to continue developing our existing client base and serve new clients as the region continues to develop as an infrastructure ‘hub’ for the Offshore Renewables market.”

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