World's Biggest Shipbuilders

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Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 4

A third and final build is commencing, not in Korea this time, but in Europe. In the middle of winter, a skilled team led by Knud Völlkopf is creating a might super tug with the power of 180 cars, nicknamed The Starfish.  The construction of the vessel’s bow and stern begins at two shipyards in Poland, but it’s a bumpy start for Maersk’s new build.

Meanwhile in Korea, with the Invincible’s hull now complete, Erik and the crew start the task of installing a vast network of electrical cables – enough wire to stretch from London to Frankfurt. The team is also hard at work installing the drilling tower, or derrick, that will house the equipment needed to drill for oil beneath the ocean floor. On the Tangier build, 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 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.

Credits
Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Producer
Shooting Producer & Director Korea
Shooting Producer & Director Singapore
Filmed Produced and Directed by
for Discovery UK, Discovery US