MARINTEK’s laboratory facilities are internationally renowned. Demanding industrial partners and customers from all over the world develop their technology in close cooperation with MARINTEK, partly based on testing and verification in tour top class laboratories.
Technology development through testing and verification
MARINTEK has more than 70 years of experience in the developing of cost-effective, high performance ships, where model testing in our laboratories constitutes an important element. We have the testing facilities, expertise and analytical tools for developing operationally efficient and safe ship concepts.
Emission to air is the greatest challenge for the shipping industry, and through our lab facilities, we provide technology development for improving energy consumption and reduced emissions. MARINTEK has participated actively in the development of different concepts of ocean energy technology. Extensive research and testing of offshore wind turbines as well as tidal and wave technology is carried out in our laboratories.
For decades MARINTEK has tested, studied and validated different types of marine operations. We have been working with all types of marine operations involving offshore vessels, fixed and floating structures worldwide. In the developing of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, challenging and harsh conditions have placed tough requirements on various concepts; floating production units, gravity based offshore structures and complete subsea and subsea-to-shore solutions.
A key factor has been the ability to test and verify the future solutions in modern laboratories. MARINTEK runs some of the world`s leading laboratory facilities in the field of ocean space technology development. We have combined laboratory experience with the development of associated numerical tools and software, of which many are in daily use around the world at the operators` and supply industries` workbenches.