World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Netflix

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.

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-09-04

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Stavros Niarchos - Netflix

Stavros Spyros Niarchos (Greek: Σταύρος Σπύρος Νιάρχος, pronounced [ˈstavros ˈspiros 'ɲarxos]; 3 July 1909 – 16 April 1996) was a multi-billionaire Greek shipping tycoon. Starting in 1952, he had the world's biggest supertankers built for his fleet. Propelled by both the Suez Crisis and an increasing demand for oil, he and rival Aristotle Onassis became giants in global petroleum shipping. Niarchos was also a noted thoroughbred horse breeder and racer, several times the leading owner and number one on the French breed list.

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Children - Netflix

By his fourth wife; Charlotte Ford: Elena Ford (b. 1966) married firstly 1991 (divorced) to Stanley Jozef Olender, married secondly 1996 Joseph Daniel Rippolone (divorced), with issue.

Niarchos had two daughters and three sons: By his third wife, Eugenia Livanos, whom he never divorced under Greek law: Maria Isabella Niarchos, a breeder of thoroughbreds. Married to Stephane Gouazé. Mother of two children: Artur Gouazé and Maia Gouazé Philippos, also known as Philippe Niarchos, art collector. Married in 1984 to his third wife Victoria Guinness (b. 1960), who is the younger daughter of Patrick Benjamin Guinness and Baroness Dolores von Fürstenberg-Hedringen. They had four children together: Stavros Niarchos Jr. (b. 1985), Eugenie Niarchos (b. 1986), Theodorakis Niarchos (b. 1991), Electra Niarchos (b. 1995). Spyros (b. 1955) married 1987 (divorced 1999) the Hon. Daphne Guinness (b. 1967), daughter of Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne by his second wife Suzanne Lisney, and had issue three children: Nicolas Stavros Niarchos (b. 1989), Alexis Spyros Niarchos (b. 1991) and Ines Niarchos (b. 1995). Spyros is a good friend of Prince Ernst August of Hanover, and was best man at his wedding to Princess Caroline of Monaco. Konstantin, or Constantine Niarchos (1962–1999); married firstly 1987 (divorced) Princess Alessandra Borghese, no issue; married secondly the Brazilian artist Sylvia Martins, no issue. He was the first Greek to scale Mt. Everest. At his death of a massive cocaine overdose in 1999, The Independent (UK) reported he had been left one billion dollars as his share of his late father's estate.

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - References - Netflix