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NTPC power stations begin rail transportation of fly ash

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In its endeavour towards 100% utilisation of the by-product produced during power generation, India’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, has started collaborating with cement manufacturers around the country to supply fly ash. The power producer is leveraging Indian Railways’ network to transport fly ash in an economical and environment-friendly manner.

In an effort to contribute towards 100% utilisation of fly ash, NTPC Mouda expanded its footsteps towards ash utilisation by sending the by-product to cement manufacturers through railway rakes. The plant transported 3186 t of dry fly ash in 51 BCCW wagons to Rajshree Cement (a unit of Ultratech Cement) Kalburgi in the state of Karnataka. With this initiative, NTPC Mouda has become the first power plant of NTPC in the state of Maharashtra to send a large amount of dry fly ash by rail.

During the financial year 2019 – 2020, approximately 2.4 million t of fly ash was utilised for various productive purposes by NTPC Mouda. The power plant produces approximately 2.5 million tpy of ash, out of which 80% is fly ash. Presently, 100% of ash is being utilised for the production of cement and fly ash bricks, construction of road embankment, development of low-lying land, and raising of ash dyke.

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