CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A NUCLEAR-POWERED ICEBREAKING TANKER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
This paper is based on a study performed for the U.S. Maritime Administration, Office of Advanced Ship Development by Newport News Shipbuilding. Arctec Incorporated, under subcontract to Newport News, provided technical assistance in the areas of ice technology and icebreaker performance analysis. The principal objective of the study was to evaluate trade routes and develop conceptual designs for the icebreaking tanker and related facilities which comprise the overall "transportation system" for the movement of crude petroleum for Alaska's North Slope to the East Coast of the United States. A major oil company's marine division assisted in the study by providing ship operator/owner information and guidance in the assessment of suggested trade routes and alternative sites.
- Presented to the Philadelphia Section of SNAME, May 19, 1978.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock CompanyNewport News, VA United States 23607
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Levine, Z
- Winall, A O
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo ships; Cold weather; Economic analysis; Icebreakers; Icebreaking; Nuclear powered icebreakers; Oil tankers; Petroleum industry; Petroleum terminals; Resistance (Mechanics); Tankers; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Petroleum trade
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Arctic transportation; Oil terminals
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00196566
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM