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 - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (ship) - Netflix

MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk's Triple E class of container vessels. At the time of its entry into service in 2013, it had the largest cargo capacity in TEU of any vessel, and was the longest container ship in service worldwide. Constructed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea, it was launched in February 2013 and entered operational service in July 2013. It was named for Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the CEO of Maersk between 1965 and 1993. The ship is the first of a class of 20 identical vessels.

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - Design overview - Netflix

Along with its Triple E class sister ships, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller was the world's largest and most efficient operational container ship at the time of its completion, totalling 400 metres (1,300 ft) in length and with a cargo capacity of 18,270 TEU containers. Its efficiency is maximized by fuel-efficient engines and a maximum speed of 23 knots, reducing its fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent compared to the previous most efficient cargo vessel. However, due to its size and cost, its efficiency is severely reduced if it is not fully loaded; the shipping analyst Richard Meade asserts that it is “probably the most inefficient ship ever built” when half-loaded. During normal operations, the Møller is manned by a crew of 19, although it has sufficient accommodation for 34 people.

World's Biggest Shipbuilders - References - Netflix