NTPC, India’s largest power producer, 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 1st July 2021, will conclude on 25th July 2021.
Fly ash, a by-product of power generation with coal, is suitable for use in the manufacture of cement, concrete, concrete products, cellular concrete products and for bricks / blocks / tiles.
NTPC has collaborated 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.
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.
NTPC stations are keeping at least 20 percent 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 percent of the total fly ash produced in NTPCs stations, is being utilized by fly ash bricks / blocks and tiles manufacturing units annually.
During the year 2020-21, almost 15 NTPC station supplied fly ash to road projects and ash utilization crossed by nearly 20 million tons. Over the last five years the fly ash utilization has grown up by 80 percent in the country.