ECONOMIC STUDY OF NUCLEAR PROPULSION FOR AMERICAN FLAG TANKERS

An economic study of nuclear tanker propulsion. The nuclear plant under consideration is an advanced pressurized water reactor. A 47,000 dwt and an 86,000 dwt nuclear powered tanker are compared to a conventional powered tanker on the Kuwait-Philadelphia and Baytown - Bayway run. The conclusion is reached that (1) on long trade routes where fuel oil requirements have an adverse effect on cargo deadweight, and (2) the ship deadweight and power increases, and (3) fuel oil prices increase, the nuclear power shows an economic advantage. The break-even point was a fuel oil price of $3.40 and $3.70 per barrel respectively for the short and long run.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In consultation with Humble Oil & Refining Co.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007

    Combustion Engineering, Incorporated

    Nuclear Division
    Windsor, CT  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1961-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N-6019
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2686, AT(30-1)-2824
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM