Countdown to Collision

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Countdown to Collision: Mega Dam Brazil

In Sao Paulo, 19 million inhabitants rely on the dam for 40% of their electricity. This film follows Itaipu’s team of specialist workers on a day when a football match in the world’s third-largest city threatens to put a massive surge on the grid. As workers drive the dam’s generators up to maximum power to meet the demand, we reveal the key inventions that keep Itaipu running. Stunning CGI animation explores how six key engineering inventions prevent catastrophic failures. From seepage traps that halt erosion inside the dam wall, movement sensors that detect minute but deadly vibrations and super-sized grilles that stop debris jamming the turbine wheels. But will these engineering wonders come through for the workers of Itaipu, to prevent a COUNTDOWN TO COLLISION?



Countdown to Collision: Airport UK With 200,000 tonnes of freight passing through it every year, Stansted is one of Europe’s busiest cargo hubs.

Countdown to Collision: Mega Port Rotterdam With 430 million tons of cargo passing through its harbours every year, Rotterdam Port is the biggest in Europe.

Countdown to Collision: Troll A Norway Sitting in the North Sea, 65 kilometres off Norway, Troll A is one of the biggest gas platforms in the world.

Countdown to Collision: Mega Dam Brazil The World’s most powerful hydroelectric dam, Itaipu, lies on the jungle-covered border between Brazil and Paraguay.

Countdown to Collision: Mega Mine Australia At 600 metres deep and nearly 4 kilometres long, Super Pit is the biggest open mine in Australia.

Countdown to Collision: Arctic Icebreaker In the Arctic Circle, a highly advanced ship, the Timofey Guzhenko, risks heavy ice and treacherous conditions to reach the world’s Northernmost oil offloading platform.

Countdown to Collision: Sao Paulo Metro - Metro de Sao Paulo This film follows the hard-pressed team of metro workers as they race against the clock to get everyone to work on time.

Countdown to Collision: Cargo Train This documentary follows the dynamic team of railway workers as they race against the clock to get the three kilometre-long train to the port on time.

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Executive Producer
Series Producer
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for Quest