NTPC Ltd, a Maharatna CPSU under the Ministry of Power and India’s largest integrated power producer, in its endeavour towards 100% utilization of fly ash has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for sale of fly ash from the designated ports of the Middle East and other regions. The tender application commenced on 1st July 2021, and will conclude on 25th July 2021.
Sustainable Ash utilization is one of the key concern areas at NTPC and the Company is ensuring sustainable solutions for complete utilisation for it. Fly Ash is a by-product of power generation with coal. The Fly Ash generated at NTPC stations is ideal for use in the manufacture of Cement, Concrete, Concrete Products, Cellular Concrete products and for Bricks / Blocks / Tiles.
NTPC Ltd, has collaborated with Cement manufacturers around the country to supply Fly Ash. The power producer is leveraging Indian Railways’ sprawling network to transport Fly Ash in an economical and environment-friendly manner.
To promote the use of Fly Ash bricks in building construction, NTPC has set up Fly Ash brick manufacturing Plants at its Coal based Thermal Power Plants. These bricks are being utilized in Plants as well as township construction activities exclusively. On average, 60 million Fly Ash bricks are being manufactured annually by NTPCs own Fly Ash brick Plants.
As per the MoEF&CC directives, NTPC stations are keeping at least 20% of total Fly Ash produced in reserve for the issue to Fly Ash brick/ blocks/ tiles manufacturers and issuing Fly Ash free of cost to them. About 9% of the total Fly Ash produced in NTPCs stations, is being utilized by Fly Ash bricks/ blocks and tiles manufacturing units annually.
Further, during the year 2020-21, almost 15 NTPC station supplies Fly Ash to various Road projects and Ash utilization crossed by nearly 20 million tonnes. Over the last five years the fly ash utilisation has grown up by 80% in the country.