The idea of building nuclear power stations on barges (FNP) for siting off the coastline or in estuaries is approaching reality in the United States where Public Service Electric & Gas of New Jersey has placed orders for four stations; a Westinghouse subsidiary, Off Shore Power Systems, is building a shipyard facility for their construction. The FNP is essentially a traditional nuclear power plant mounted on a hollow steel platform constructed of watertight bulkheads welded together. FNPs offer significant advantages over land-based plants such as:--Construction in a factory environment gives better cost, schedule, & quality control. Reduces environmental impact. Site work can be done concurrently with plant construction. Flexibility of siting is possible. Some of the principal particulars of the FNP are:-- Displacement-160,000 tons; Draught-33 ft; Platform size 378 x 400 ft; Platform depth-44 ft; Overall plant height-208 ft; Nominal output-1,150 MWe; NSSS rating- 3,425 MWt. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,413.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Electrical Electronic Press Limited

    Dorset House Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Masters, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-9

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  • Accession Number: 00173040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM