THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE NUCLEAR LNG TANKER
A comparison was made of the economics of conventional and nuclear 130,000 cum LNG tankers in trade routes to Los Angeles from Alaska, Indonesia, and Persian Gulf. The contract of the 100,000 shp conventional tankers was modified to permit the installation of the "Babcock and Wilcox 120,000 shp consolidated nuclear steam generator (CNSG)". Hull characteristics are compared and machinery arrangement is shown. Cost breakdown for some 70 items are shown in case of the nuclear tanker. A list of top level cost elements for all three routes and a more detailed analysis for the Indonesian route are given.
- Presented at Conference in New York on May 18-22, 1975.
Int'l Conf on Nuclear Merchant Ship PropulsionNew York, NY United States
- Apple, R E
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Economics; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Nuclear power; Nuclear powered ships; Tankers
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00164920
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 8
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM