THE EFFECT OF PLANT POWER RATING ON MARITIME NUCLEAR CAPITAL COSTS

The direct costs for the first pressurized water nuclear steam generating system installed and tested on a merchant ship will range from an average of $6,500,000 at 20,000 SHP to $12,000,000 at 140,000 SHP. These costs exclude all non-repetitive costs and the power conversion system. Capital costs for "12th of a kind" plants will be between an average of $4,900,000 at 20,000 SHP and $9,200,000 at 140,000 SHP. Reactor manufacturer-supplied equipment and services costs are strongly dependent upon power level, ranging from an average of $4,250,000 at 20,000 SHP to $6,200,000 at 140,000 SHP. Shipyard-supplied equipment and services are only slight dependent upon power level, ranging from an average of $2,250,000 at 20,000 SHP to $3,000,000 at 140,000 SHP.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NUS-TM-ENG-143.
  • Corporate Authors:

    NUS Corporation

    1730 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1966-9-16

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUS-TM-ENG-143
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM