World's Biggest Shipbuilders

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 5

At a shipyard in Norway, Knud and his team prepare for a very important delivery – three sections of the Starfish’s hull that have been built in Poland. As the barge arrives, the workers begin the daunting task of unloading and lining up these giant blocks on the slipway.

Back in South Korea, after five months of lifting, welding and painting, the Tangier is about to take to the open sea for the very first time. But as Peter’s team starts the process of launching the vessel from the submersible dock, something has sprung a leak – a potential disaster for the launch of Maersk’s newest tanker. 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 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
Shooting Producer & Director Stavanger
Location Producer & Director
Production Manager
for Discovery UK, Discovery US