NTPC scouts for partners to set up cement plants
NTPC is looking for strategic partners to set up cement plants near its coal-based power stations to utilise fly ash.
Firms can submit their expression of interest to set up cement plant, cement clinker griding unit, cement blending unit or allied products manufacturing unit in or adjacent to NTPC power plants on ‘build, own and operate’ or joint venture mode, the state-run power producer said in a notice. The proposals have to be submitted by March 10, 2017.
Interested players would have to set up cement plants with capacity of one million tonnes per annum or higher.
NTPC produces about 65 million tonnes of ash annually, out of which 80% is fly ash. Presently, this ash is being utilised in land development, ash dyke raising, road/rail embankments, brick/blocks/tile industries and cement industries, among others.
NTPC Group is India’s largest energy conglomerate with installed capacity of 48GW comprising 45 power stations (19 coal-based stations, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel-based, 1 hydro-based), 9 joint venture stations (8 coal based and one gas based) and nine renewable energy projects.