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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 

International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Dr Julius Partridge and Nitin Thulkar to its Dynamic Positioning (DP) team in London.

Partridge has been appointed as Senior Electrical Engineer and Thulkar as Principal Dynamic Positioning Surveyor. They will be joining Sen Abhayasinghe, the Group Technical Authority for DP Services, who is responsible for steering LOC’s technical offering in the DP field amidst a fast developing market.

Thulkar is a Chartered Electrical engineer, with over 23 years of professional experience in the Offshore and Marine industry, who has worked as an approved engineer at DNV GL, while Partridge joins LOC Group from UCL, where he worked as a research and teaching fellow in the marine engineering group. He has worked extensively on alternative and hybrid systems, most recently on a project aimed at sizing and energy management of fuel cell/battery hybrid power systems for coastal shipping applications.

Abhayasinghe said: “We are delighted to welcome Julius and Nitin to the Dynamic Positioning team at LOC Group. These appointments demonstrate LOC’s commitment to the DP and related markets. Both bring demonstrable skill sets that ensure we remain flexible to meet the important developments in this growing sector. With in-house, specialist knowledge of areas such as alternative fuels for vessel power systems and changes in regulation, LOC retains its leading industry position.”

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