Factory Ship

HC Start Up
There are essentially two options to begin the initial constructions of the floating cities. One option would be to begin to build the HC’s at a naval yard somewhere and then tug the built structures out to their location at sea. The other is to build the HC directly from their location. Out of these two options the second, it is the second option that has been chosen. Beginning to build the HC’s at a shipyard would involve, (1) the procurement, building or leasing of a naval yard in an existing country. This would inevitably lead to all kinds of official paperwork along with recurring "overhead" financial expenses (e.g., taxes, insurance, etc). Then once the structure have been built they then have to been tugged to the HC’s location at sea. Unless a distinct naval yard is obtained for each HC rather than one, this tugging process would be thousands of miles repeated several times for each completed section. To begin to build the HC’s directly on their location at sea, a special mobile factory-at-sea, a "factory ship", would be needed. Although this option will also initially require the use of an established naval yard, it will be more routine/conventional work than the building of the HC’s structures. It therefore can be a task that can be "outsourced" to an existing ship yard. Once the ship is build it would be tugged to the location of an HC, be supplied with or mine raw materials on site and then begin build the structures of the HC. Once it has built a large enough platform that can support the further building and manufacturing activities, about km2 ( nautical mi2) in area. The Factory Ship will then be tugged to the next HC location, and so on.

-The Factory Ship would also serve as the Headquarters of the NJK Project. A proposed named is the HC Reunion

Here are some drawings and features of this proposed Factory Ship.

Top view of the Factory Ship:
The factory ship will have two m2 ( ft2) marina’s on either one of its ends. Each of these marina is capable of having full sized, assembled HC platform.

Factory Ship: Top View

Profile view of the Factory Ship:
The middle section of the ship will be built on floating units.

Factory Ship: Profile View

Decks of the Factory Ship:
The middle section of the ship is where the manufacturing space and the habitable section of the ship will be located, as shown here in this view: The two passenger decks are configured to have room for about workers.

Factory Ship: Decks View

Factory Ship seen from its ends:
This view shows among other things the garage doors where the floating units will be released for the platform assembly processed in the marina’s. Once all of the floating units are in position in the marina they will be joined to each other with beams and trusses. Then the deck of the platform, which will have been manufactured in eight long sections on the floor above will be brought out into position over the assembled beams, trusses and floating units structure in the marinas by cranes and then lowered onto them. The eight sections will them be "welded" together and then be fastened to its floating assembly. Once this entire process is completed the platform will then be ready to be tugged out to their location in the open waters. It is estimated that the factory will have to build platforms per HC and that this should take about workdays. Therefore the initial platforms for all HC’s can be completed within year.

Factory Ship: Ends View

Factory Ship being tugged:
The factory ship will not have a power plant nor a propulsion system of its own. Instead, the same tug boat that will be used to tow the assembled platforms out to sea will also serve to tow/push the factory ship from one location to another. They will be placed with the docks of the marinas with one side pushing the ship while the other side tows.

Factory Ship: Tugs View

Future Use
Beyond the building of these first Holy Cities, the factory ship will also be used for the construction of further HC's.

May 28, 2008