In vast shipyards across the globe elite engineers are joining forces to build a new breed of marine machines to do battle with the worlds roughest seas.
Featuring in the series is a giant Maersk Tanker as long as 2 football pitches, a mighty Supertug with the power of 180 cars and the world's biggest jack-up drilling rig with legs towering more than 200 metres over the shipyard. Constructing these ocean giants on time and to spec are the ultimate test of team work and skill for the world's biggest ship builders.
Meet the boundary-pushing crew of engineers, shipbuilders, captains and designers as they work to build, test and launch three of the world's most complex offshore assets. Working under extreme conditions, and tight deadlines, the teams toil to complete the assets and get them ready to access and transport oil.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 60 minutes
World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Samsung - Netflix
Samsung (Hangul: 삼성; Hanja: 三星; Korean pronunciation: [samsʌŋ]) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate). Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades, the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee's death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since 1990, Samsung has increasingly globalised its activities and electronics; in particular, its mobile phones and semiconductors have become its most important source of income. As of 2017, Samsung has the 6th highest global brand value. Notable Samsung industrial affiliates include Samsung Electronics (the world's largest information technology company, consumer electronics maker and chipmaker measured by 2017 revenues), Samsung Heavy Industries (the world's 2nd largest shipbuilder measured by 2010 revenues), and Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T (respectively the world's 13th and 36th largest construction companies). Other notable subsidiaries include Samsung Life Insurance (the world's 14th largest life insurance company), Samsung Everland (operator of Everland Resort, the oldest theme park in South Korea) and Cheil Worldwide (the world's 15th largest advertising agency measured by 2012 revenues). Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea's economic development, politics, media and culture and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle on the Han River”. Its affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea's total exports. Samsung's revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea's $1,082 billion GDP.
World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Samsung Thales - Netflix
Samsung Thales Co., Ltd. (until 2001 known as Samsung Thomson-CSF Co., Ltd.) was a joint venture between Samsung Techwin and the France-based aerospace and defence company Thales. It was established in 1978 and is based in Seoul. Samsung's involvement was passed on to Hanwha Group as part of the Techwin transaction.
World's Biggest Shipbuilders - References - Netflix