Internal Turret

Internal turrets are generally used for larger vessels in harsher environments due to the inclusion of the lower bearing. They are also very adaptable to allowing for multiple risers as they are not as limited by bearing size as external turret designs.

If the vessel is a new build, then an internal turret can be efficiently integrated into the original design. If, however, an internal turret is to be part of a vessel conversion, then a typical turret configuration is as per the LMC designed LEWEK EMAS turret, where the design is such that the internal turret can be installed with limited dry dock time, hence reducing the cost and schedule.