This paper draws attention to recent developments in propulsion systems on specialty vessels dedicated to operations such as: a. oil exploration; b. construction of ocean structures; c. pipelaying; d. ocean mining; e. fire fighting and special services. For very particular reasons the majority of these vessels are electrically powered in all major functions. Critical to the successful performance of these vessels are a high degree of maneuverability and maximum operating economy. Other important considerations in design of the total propulsion system are reliability, ease of operation and a minimum of maintenance. A number of additional factors must be considered to develop an optimum integration of power generation, power consumption and power control systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to the Spring Meeting of the Texas Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Deter, D R
    • Messner, K H
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM