SOME DESIGN ASPECTS OF FLOATING NUCLEAR PLANTS
Present estimates indicate the total U.S. energy demand will nearly double between now and the mid-eighties. Nuclear energy supply is running behind expectations for its estimated demand by 1985. However, Offshore Power Systems' manufacturing concept and offshore siting will be significant in reducing some of the concerns which are believed to contribute in leading to delays in growth of the nation's nuclear generating capacity. In the heavily populated seaboard areas, the Floating Nuclear Plant provides a way to meet man's increasing power requirements with a minimum effect on his environment. This paper describes some design aspects of the Floating Nuclear Plant and discusses the manufacturing facility for the plants.
- Presented at the New England Section of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Potson, C
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- TRT Terms: Nuclear power plants; Offshore platforms; Offshore power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Floating platforms
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00044453
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM