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NTPC invites EOI for sale of fly ash

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NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated power producer, in its endeavour towards 100% utilisation of fly ash, has invited expression of interest (EOI) for the sale of fly ash from the designated ports of the Middle East and other regions.

The tender application commenced on 1 July 2021, will conclude on 25 July 2021.

Sustainable ash utilisation 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, and 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 utilised 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. Approximately 9% of the total fly ash produced in NTPCs stations is being utilised by fly ash bricks/blocks and tiles manufacturing units annually.

Further, during 2020 – 2021, almost 15 NTPC station supplied fly ash to various road projects and ash utilisation crossed by nearly 20 million t. Over the last 5 years, fly ash utilisation has grown up by 80% in the country.

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