Role of Offshore Nuclear Power Plants

by Joseph A. Fischer, (M.ASCE), Part. and Head; Power Div., Dames & Moore, New York, N.Y.,
Harcharan Singh, Sr. Engr.; Dames & Moore, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 1-9

Document Type: Journal Paper


Americans are demanding more and more electricity with the rate of comsumption doubling in the past 10 yr, and this rate of increase promises to continue. At the same time, society is demanding that the electrical industry generate power that is safe, reliable, environmentally clean, and economical. There are several very good reasons for locating a nuclear plant offshore. In certain states, such as New Jersey, where demand for electrical energy is skyrocketing and land acquisition is a major problem, land-based plants are no longer feasible. The technical and economic feasibility of constructing an offshore nuclear power plant has been recently established. The writers are of the opinion that the idea of offshore nuclear power plants will gain momentum in the near future.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Power demand | Nuclear power | Economic factors | Professional societies | Industries | Safety | Environmental issues | New Jersey | United States

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