MARINTEK is a versatile research company specialising in R&D in central areas of marine activities. Head office is situated in Trondheim, Norway. MARINTEK has subsidiaries in Houston, USA and Rio, Brazil. Its objectives are to strengthen the competitiveness of its clients, stimulate industrial development and commercial activities in general, and promote industrial safety. The company is to generate comprehensive approaches and new national and international initiatives. The company is a part of the SINTEF Group. MARINTEK has 200 employees, of which 65% have Master or PhD degrees.