World's Biggest Shipbuilders

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Episode 6
Episode 1

In the South Korean shipyards of Okpo and Sungdong, two international teams of workers are building the world’s biggest jack-up rig – the Maersk Invincible – and a giant tanker as long as two football pitches – the Maersk Tangier.

Erik Juul Madsen’s rig team marks the start of the Invincible’s assembly with a traditional rice cake ceremony, whilst Peter Bertelsen’s tanker team haul the engine block, a 285 ton mass of metal, into position. But as work gets under way, welding defects threaten to cause serious delays for Erik’s rig team, and the yards batten down the hatches as they prepare for a potentially deadly typhoon that is heading their way.

 



Episode 1 But as work gets under way, welding defects threaten to cause serious delays for Erik’s rig team, and the yards batten down the hatches as they prepare for a potentially deadly typhoon that is heading their way.

Episode 2 The team feels the heat with a marathon paint job as they coat the inside of each of the Tangier’s ballast tanks with over three thousand litres of paint.

Episode 3 Over 600 laborers and the yard’s rescue team must practice for every worker’s worst nightmare, a serious fire in the rig’s metal maze.

Episode 4 Peter and his team face the challenge of shifting the 10,000 ton tanker onto a giant submersible dock, from where it will soon be launched into the water for the very first time.

Episode 5 Across the globe, the Invincible’s sister rig, the Maersk Integrator, embarks on an epic voyage to an oil field in the middle of the North Sea, but it’s not all plain sailing.

Episode 6 Captain Popa and his crew on-board the Tangier must manoeuvre the gigantic ship through busy shipping lanes, and offload the palm oil cargo at different ports along the way.

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