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dc.contributor.author Buongiorno, Jacopo
dc.contributor.author Jurewicz, Jacob M.
dc.contributor.author Golay, Michael W
dc.contributor.author Todreas, Neil E
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-10T20:18:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-10T20:18:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.identifier.issn 0029-5450
dc.identifier.issn 1943-7471
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/106334
dc.description.abstract A new offshore floating nuclear plant (OFNP) concept with high potential for attractive economics and an unprecedented level of safety is presented. OFNP creatively combines state-of-the-art light water reactors and floating platforms similar to those used in offshore oil/gas operations. A reliable and cost-effective global supply chain exists for both technologies; therefore, robust expansion in the use of nuclear energy becomes possible on a timescale consistent with combating climate change in the near future. OFNP is a plant that can be entirely built within a floating platform in a shipyard; transferred to the site, where it is anchored within 12 nautical miles (22 km) off the coast in relatively deep water (≥100 m); and connected to the grid via submarine transmission cables. OFNP eliminates earthquakes and tsunamis as accident precursors; its ocean-based passive safety systems eliminate the loss of ultimate heat sink accident by design. The OFNP crews operate in monthly or semimonthly shifts with onboard living quarters, like on oil/gas platforms. OFNP is a reactor for the global market: It can be constructed in one country and exported internationally; it lends itself to a flexible and mobile electricity generation approach, which minimizes the need for indigenous nuclear infrastructure in the host country; and it does not commit the customer to a 40- to 60-year-long project. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship MIT Research Support Committee en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Nuclear Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT15-49 en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source Other repository en_US
dc.title The Offshore Floating Nuclear Plant Concept en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Buongiorno, J. et al. “The Offshore Floating Nuclear Plant Concept.” Nuclear Technology 194.1 (2016): n. pag. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Buongiorno, Jacopo
dc.contributor.mitauthor Jurewicz, Jacob M.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Golay, Michael W
dc.contributor.mitauthor Todreas, Neil E
dc.relation.journal Nuclear Technology en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Buongiorno, J.; Jurewicz, J.; Golay, M.; Todreas, N. en_US
dspace.embargo.terms N en_US
dc.identifier.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4325-7792
dc.identifier.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7494-6662


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