New Delhi: Declaring its intention to utilise 100 percent fly ash produced at its various thermal power stations across the country, NTPC Limited said on Thursday that it has invited EoI (Expression of Interest) from interested parties in this regard. The fly ash will be procured from NTPC's Vindhyachal, Rihand, Korba and Sipat super thermal power stations. "The NTPC is aiming to utilise 100 percent fly ash produced at its thermal power plants across the country in 2020-21. Thus the company has now issued EoI for the purpose from interested parties," a company spokesperson said.
NTPC said that the ash is proposed to be dispatched to interested parties from the Shakurbasti Depot of Central Railside Warehousing Corporation (CRWC) in New Delhi in 40kg bags. The bags will be sold on price discovered through auction. Initially, the bulk of transportation will take place from Rihand and Vindhyachal.
NTPC Ltd said that it is proactively looking at new avenues of fly ash management. The PSU has so far signed 25 MoUs (memorandum of understanding) for the supply of about 260 lakh m3 (cubic metre) of fly ash for road projects. The supply of another 160 lakh m3 ash is under process. Further, ash parks/depots have been established in Varanasi and Rewa, while other such parks at Raipur, Bhubaneshwar and Pune are under process.
In 2019-20, NTPC is aiming to achieve an overall fly ash utilisation of 75 percent across its power plants. In 2018-19, 38.8 million tonnes of fly ash was utilised for various purposes which constituted 63.71 percent of total ash produced by the company in the fiscal. The company produces around 61 million tonnes of fly ash every year at its thermal power plants. The company is undertaking R&D efforts to make sure fly ash is utilised in new ways. It has placed orders for three rakes of BTAP wagons which will be used for transporting fly ash from its power stations to the user industry.