The Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) performs research and development for companies in the field of marine technology. MARINTEK is a company in SINTEF, the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, and develops and verifies technological solutions, business and operating concepts for the shipping, marine equipment, ocean energy and petroleum industries. MARINTEK’s headquarters and laboratories are in Trondheim, Norway, with subsidiaries in Houston, Texas and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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Free-fall lifeboat: full-scale testing

New types of free-fall lifeboats are continually being developed. Model tests, FEM and CFD analyses all play important roles in this process, as does full-scale testing. The ... Read more

  • Wave forces and mooring integrity in high seas

    In recent years, a number of line breakages have been reported on drilling rigs and other floating units in the Norwegian and UK offshore sectors. Among the cases in the Norwegian sector can be mentioned in particular several drilling rigs ... Read more

  • Harsh-weather tests of lifeboats

    MARINTEK has participated in the planning and performance of harsh-weather tests of free-fall lifeboats, which were instrumented to measure speed, heading, motions, accelerations, duct deflection and shaft power, among other parameters. Read more


September 1st : The 75-year anniversary of the Towing Tank

September 1st : The 75-year anniversary of the Towing Tank

26.08.2014 The Towing Tank at Tyholt was officially opened on September the 1st, 1939. In connection with the 75th anniversary of the Towing Tank, a number of activities will take place from ... Read more