About us

A dedicated buoyancy repair and consultancy company

BuoyCon, a privately owned South African company, was founded by Shaun Louw in 2016. Shaun has many years’ experience in the buoyancy repair industry and has worked for Algoa Oil & Pipeline services, a major engineering service company to the oil drilling and mining industry in Sub Saharan Africa; National Oilwell Varco (NOV), a global drilling and production organisation that provides technical expertise, advanced equipment and operational support to the oil and drilling industries, and was the founder and director of ProFloat, delivering industry-leading drilling riser buoyancy module (DRBM) inspection, maintenance and repair.

When Shaun made the decision in 2016 to set up BuoyCon, he set out to establish the leading dedicated buoyancy repair and consultancy company in the world.

Intensive training ensures the best results

BuoyCon believe that a vital part of keeping up to date with the latest technology and methods involved in buoyancy repair is training. In 2015 Shaun travelled to Houston, USA, where he underwent stringent training from an OEM supplier in the U.S.