World's Biggest Ship

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 2: Enormous Engine

To create the world’s most efficient container ship, the Triple E’s designers have taken the radical step of fitting the ship with not one but two, enormous diesel engines – connected to a pair of giant propellers, each costing a cool one million dollars.   We follow the engineers as they build and install this state of the art propulsion system.  At the foundry in Germany, where the propellers are being cast, the team use an ingenious chemical process to ensure that no hydrogen bubbles form inside the propellers – bubbles that could cause cracks. While in South Korea, the Triple E’s twin engines, each the size of a small house, are tested for the very first time, prior to installation.



Episode 1: Huge Hull In the South Korean port of Okpo, we meet the international team of engineers

Episode 2: Enormous Engine We follow the engineers as they build and install this state of the art propulsion system

Episode 3: Command and Control Building the ships’ eight-story accommodation block and bridge is a surprisingly complex challenge

Episode 4: Colossal Cargo We follow the team who make sure that every one of the Triple E’s 18,000 containers is up to the job

Episode 5: Launch With construction nearly complete, the team behind the world’s biggest ship, prepare for the last stage of construction

Episode 6: Setting Sail The Triple E, finally leaves port to begin her maiden voyage

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