Marin Teknikk has been in existence since 1981. Like several other design companies and ship-owners in Norway, they are centred in the city of Fosnavåg on the island of Herøy, reputedly only an hour’s ferry ride from Ålesund, the nearest airport, and similarly like other design companies and ship-owners the business is family owned.

Marin Teknikk first made its presence felt to the offshore industry in 1997, when the first of the MT 6000s in the form of the Skandi Marstein appeared in Aberdeen. It was followed by a further MT6000 the Olympic Princess in 1999, this vessel hase another deck in what was becoming the Marik Teknikk trademark  accommodation, which sloped from the forecastle towards the pilot house, and curved back elegantly to port and starboard. Although later vessels retain this shape probably as a concession to the builders the shape is formed from a number of flat lanes, rather than the original smooth curve.

Like other designers they seem to have formed close links with one offshore ship-owner, and their designs have remained the favourite of District Offshore, culminating for both organisations with the Skandi Olympia a MT 6009-L in 2009.

After the initial MT 6000s the next vessel to appear was the Skandi Navica an MT 6019 in 1999. This ship is only the second reel vessel ever to be constructed, the first being the Apache. The Skandi Navica was built to be capable of deploying small diameter pipe or flowlines, from a large reel on the main deck. The ship is over 100 metres long and has more than 17,000 bhp available.

On the back of this unconventional craft the company sold designs for a cable ship, and a construction vessel with a winch, both of these being versions of the MT 6016, and both being built for District Offshore. Another revolutionary ship is the seismic vessel the Boa Thalassa, designed to undertake what has become known as “4D” seismic, where the fourth dimension is time. These vessels lay cable on the seabed to monitor the movement of hydrocarbons in oil fields during the recovery process.

The Fugro Synergy, a version of the MT 6016 L  was chosen as the ship of the year at the February 2010 OSJ Conference. This vessel is an advanced version of a well intervention vessel, and is capable of top hole drilling and setting of casing.

Further to this design for a well intervention vessel, Marin Teknikk produced the MT 6040 two of which were being built in Spain when the intended owners TS Marine cancelled the contract for their construction. It is difficult to say when, or even if, the construction of these vessels will be continued.

In 2016 two diving ships were ordered by Ultra Deep Solutions of they MT6023.

 
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