When applied to DRBMs, LGS® technology can be manufactured using existing production practices as it requires no protrusions or extra parts or added mechanical complexity. The drag reduction and Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) suppressive properties come directly from its geometry at minimal sacrifice to the available buoyancy volume.

In addition, LGS® buoyancy modules:

  • Are easy to install
  • Provide comparable buoyancy and manufacturing costs when compared to conventional modules
  • Are easily stacked both vertically and horizontally
  • Can be used with existing riser handling and storage equipment
  • Can be applied to both new builds and existing structures

LGS® modules have been commerically manufactured and installed in the Gulf of Mexico, with another in-situ deployment already scheduled for a multi-million dollar facility off the coast of Australia.

LGS® modules for DRBMs are manufactured under license by Matrix Composites and Engineering