World's Biggest Shipbuilders

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Episode 5
Episode 6
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The Tangier is welded together from a hundred and twenty nine giant steel blocks. Bending the steel to create one of these blocks, the tanker’s bow, is a particularly technical challenge. Once the yard’s sculptors have created the complex curves, the 500 ton bow block is lifted into place.

As the challenges increase for Peter’s tanker team, Erik’s rig team is also feeling the pressure. The tight confines of the Invincible make the threat of fire and smoke a very real danger. 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 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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Junior Production Manager
Assistant Producer
Location Producer & Director
Edit Producer
Editor
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