Discovery-owned Science Channel is preparing to dive deep into the ultimate challenges of extreme maritime environments with an eight-part series from Atlantic Canada producers Arcadia Entertainment.
Mega Machines: Sea Giants will document the specialized tools and technologies that are pushing the limits in the world’s most unruly bodies of water, from deep-sea submersibles to mega holiday cruisers.
Featured machines in the docuseries include a cutting-edge ocean miner used to extract the salts used to manufacture modern plastics; multi-mission fireboats that project water or foam up to 600 feet; a tidal turbine used to harness water as a source of unlimited energy; a heavyweight dredging project in Charleston, South Carolina that will transform its harbor into the deepest port on the Eastern Seaboard; and a mega cruise port in Miami which utilizes the latest advancements in technology to operate the largest passenger port in the world.
Arcadia’s John Wesley Chisholm serves as executive producer, with Science Channel’s Christine Nussbaum as producer.
Mega Machines: Sea Giants premieres Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the season two premiere of Engineering Catastrophes at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“This series puts the spotlight on how important the world’s waterways continue to be,” said Science Channel GM Marc Etkind in a statement. “From shipping to climate change and tourism, this is the mind-blowing technology engineered to deal with the issues that only water can present.”