Historically the demand for electric energy has approximately doubled every decade since the 1930's and projections indicate this trend is expected to continue into the mid-80's. Although the rate may then be expected to decrease slightly, the absolute growth in kilowatts will continue to be very large. The electric utility industry is faced with the problem of supplying this growth in a manner consistent with the preservation of the environment and, at the same time overcoming present problems of siting, licensing, public awareness, construction, and financing. The offshore nuclear power plant is a concept which goes far toward solving many of these problems. This paper describes the Floating Nuclear Plant concept with specific reference to the Atlantic No. 1 and No. 2 units being manufactured for Public Service Electric and Gas Company by Offshore Power Systems. Site description and selection criteria, the shore support facilities, the breakwater required to protect the plants, the floating nuclear power plants, the manufacturing facility for the plants, and supporting studies being conducted are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the New York Metropolitan Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, April 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kennemuyi, M
    • Lochbaum, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM