New Delhi, February 27, 2020: NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, has invited Expression of Interest from interested fly ash users and ash traders. The process would be another feather in the cap for the power generator in its path for excellence in fly ash utilisation. The fly ash will be procured from NTPC’s Vindhyachal, Rihand, Korba and Sipat Super Thermal Power Stations. The ash is proposed to be issued from the Shakurbasti Depot of Central Railside Warehousing Corporation (CRWC) in New Delhi and will be supplied in 40kg bags to interested parties. The bags of fly ash would be sold on price discovered through auction. Initially, the bulk of the transportation would take place from Rihand and Vindhyachal.
Company is proactively looking at new avenues of fly ash management. The company has also signed 25 MOUs for supply of about 260 lakh m3 of fly ash for road projects. The supply of another 160 lakh m3 ash is under process.
In year 2019-20, NTPC is putting all efforts to achieve an overall ash utilization of 75% from across its power plants. Further, Ash Parks / Depots have been established in Varanasi and Rewa, while same at Raipur, Bhubaneshwar and Pune are under process. R&D efforts are being fortified to make sure that Fly Ash is utilised in new ways. NTPC has placed order for 3 rakes of BTAP wagons for bulk ash transportation of fly ash from its power stations to user industry as part of its ash utilisation plan.