First transmission dates
- August 10, Portugal and Spain
- August 23, Japan
- August 28, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga, North Mariana Islands
- September 2, APAC – China, Malaysia, Macao, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam, SE Asia
- September 10, Russia
- September 18, UK, Ireland
- September 20, Italy
- October 4, Benelux, Flanders, Netherlands
- October 13, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
- October 16, Taiwan
- November 8, Hungary
- November 12, Romania
- November 20, Poland
As well as the drilling rig, assets featured in the series include six deep-water supply vessels for Maersk Supply Service being built at Kleven Verft shipyard in Norway, and eco-efficient vessels for Maersk Tankers from the Sungdong shipyard in South Korea. To enhance value for customers and stay competitive, Maersk is investing in new technologically advanced assets. Its strong financial position makes such focused investments possible in times of market downturns.
“We are excited to invite Discovery’s viewers on board to follow our skilled and competent employees as the next generation of innovative, advanced vessels and offshore rigs are constructed to help us meet our customers’ requirements,” says Morten Engelstoft, CEO of APM Shipping Services, the business unit which includes Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers.
“The new assets ensure that Maersk continues to operate with a fleet that contains some of the newest technological features in the offshore industry – meaning higher efficiency and in return, cost advantages for customers in the oil and gas industry,” Engelstoft says.
The series – which follows a previous one about construction of Triple-E vessels, which reached more than 34 million people – will be a 6x60’ documentary-style. Maersk Drilling’s Maersk Viking drillship is due to feature in another Discovery series, Mighty Ships.