Business Bureau :
IN an effort to contribute towards 100 per cent utilisation of fly ash, NTPC Mauda expanded its footprint towards ash utilisation by sending the by-product to cement manufacturers through railway rakes. The plant recently transported 3,186 metric tonnes (MT) of dry ash in 51 BCCW wagons to Rajshree Cement (a unit of Ultratech Cement), Kalburgi, Karnataka. With this mega initiative, NTPC Mauda has become the first power plant of NTPC in Maharashtra to send a massive quantity of dry fly ash through rail. During FY 2019-20, almost 23.57 lakh metric tonnes of fly ash was utilised for various productive purposes by NTPC Mauda.
The power plant produces approximately 24-25 lakh metric tonnes of fly ash annually. Currently, 100 per cent 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. In its endeavour towards 100 per cent 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 sprawling network to transport fly ash in an economical and environment friendly manner. With a total installed capacity of 62.9 GW, NTPC Group has 70 power stations comprising of 24 coal, 7 combined cycle gas/ liquid fuel, 1 hydro, 13 renewables along with 25 subsidiary and JV power stations. The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction, including 5 GW of renewable energy projects, informs a press release.