Engineering Giants

2014
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S1 Ep3 - Ferry

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Ferry Strip-Down - Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Bell visit a dry dock in Newcastle, where they witness long-serving North Sea ferry, Pride of Bruges, receiving a complete overhaul to extend its working life. The duo explore the inner workings of the 25,000-ton ship, which has transported passengers between Hull and the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for more than a quarter of a century, and travel to a ship-breaking yard to learn how ferries are recycled when they are no longer fit for service. (From t...
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S1 Ep2 - Gas Rig

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Gas Rig Strip-Down - Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Bell follow each step of the process as an entire North Sea Gas installation, the Lima Platform, is pulled from the North Sea by floating cranes, then taken to Newcastle to be disassembled and recycled. They learn how the components of the platform contribute to the process of gas extraction, and talk to engineers about the emotional impact of working on such a remote facility. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 3) (Rpt) G CC
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S1 Ep1 - Jumbo Jet

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Jumbo Jet Strip-Down - In this three-part series, the world's most enormous machines are stripped down to reveal their inner workings. Engineer-turned-comedian Tom Wrigglesworth and mechanical engineer Rob Bell watch as a 14-year-old Boeing 747 jumbo jet is taken apart and reassembled in an aircraft hangar in Cardiff, and learn what its component parts reveal about how it works. They also visit an aeroplane salvage centre in the Cotswolds to discover what happens to aircraft at the end of their...
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