This is a pretty cool video of a pipe laying ship. That's a LOT of machinery and work going on there.
I don't understand is it seems as though half of the ship is dedicatedto processing short sections of pipe into longer sections, which are then sent to yet another separate welding station to be welded into the actual string. Wouldn't it be so much cheaper to have a shop on shore to weld the short sections together, rathern than having two separate welding operations on the ship?
I don't understand is it seems as though half of the ship is dedicated