This document describes a part of the work performed within Task 8, Marine Systems Engineering and Analysis of the Heavy-Duty GAs Turbine Development Program, or MARAD Project. The MARAD Project is an integrated effort to develop the heavy-duty gas turbine as an alternate competitive form of marine power generation. The costs of this program are shared equally by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration and the General Electric Company, Gas Turbine Products Division. This document represents one of three volumes of the Task 8 Final Report. It presents Volume 3, Economic Analysis, of the Marine Gas Turbine Applications Manual developed in this task. This specific volume covers gas turbine acquisition costs, installed cost, availability, and comparative economic analyses. The latter compares the economic viability of the gas turbine with steam turbine and diesel plants for three (3) illustrative vessels -- a 60,000 DWT Panamax OBO, a 70,000 DWT bulk carrier and a 90,000 DWT tanker.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Heavy-Duty Marine Gas Turbine Project. See also Volume 2 dated 1 Jun 75, COM-75-11115. Final Report on Task 8 (Volume C).
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Authors:
    • Kaplan, S M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75GTD22
  • Contract Numbers: MA-0-35510
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM