A FLOATING POWER PLATFORM FOR THE WEST COAST

Land siting of thermal power plants presents a number of problems which may be partly or totally eliminated by utilizing offshore siting concepts. This paper compares a number of offshore power plant siting concepts which are grouped in the following five categories: (1) floating ship-form hull; (2) floating submarine hull; (3) bottom mounted caisson; (4) artificial islands; and (5) floating platform-mounted plat (barge). These concepts are compared for potential use off the West Coast of the United States. A particular adaptation of one of the offshore concepts, the floating power platform (FLOPP) is described. (DCM)

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    RAND Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Salter, R G
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 4939

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  • Accession Number: 00051984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: RAND Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM