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IJME 276

Paper title: Concept Design for a Suezmax Tanker Powered by a 70MW Small Modular Reactor



S E Hirdaris and Y F Cheng, Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd., UK
P Shallcross and J Bonafoux, BMT Nigel Gee, UK
D Carlson, Gen4Energy, USA
G A Sarris, Enterprises Shipping and Trading S.A., Greece 


This paper describes a preliminary concept design study for a Suezmax tanker that is based on a conventional hull form with alternative arrangements for accommodating a 70MW Small Modular Reactor (SMR) propulsion plant. Emerging nuclear technology concepts, associated design risks and technical options available are outlined within the context of risk based ship design. It is concluded that the concept is feasible and the adoption of the technology would be compatible with the target application. However, further maturity of nuclear technology solutions and the development and harmonisation of the regulatory framework will be necessary before implementation of the ideas presented would be viable.


Transactions RINA, Vol 156, Part A1, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jan-Mar 2014 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2014.a1.276

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