World's Biggest Shipbuilders

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The Invincible, soon to be the biggest jack-up rig on Earth, will stand on world record breaking 206 metre long legs, and will be assembled from 11 gigantic blocks.

Erik’s team faces one of the heaviest lifts they’ve ever attempted – hoisting rik’s team faces one of the heaviest lifts they’ve ever attempted – hoisting a giant 3,000 ton leg well into position, with the help of the yard’s floating crane.

Meanwhile, on Peter’s tanker build, the job of creating the 18 ton ultra-efficient propeller begins, and 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 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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