NTPC Lara Plant to Produce 2.4 MTPA Fly Ash, Needs 525 acres of Land for Ash Pond


RAIGARH (Chhattisgarh): NTPC Ltd is setting up Super Thermal Power Project in Lara near Raigarh in the state of Chhattisgarh.

NTPC-Lara Super Thermal Power Project, Stage–I 2X800 MW, is intended for faster implementation of power and other infrastructure projects in the Country. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 11741.72 crores, which includes Rs. 787 crores for environmental protection measures.

According to the EIA report, The Lara STPP stage–I (2×800) MW of the project will generate 3.0 MT ash (2.4 MTP Fly Ash and 0.6 MTPA bottom Ash) annually.  About 2375 acres of land is required for setting up of Lara STPP Stage-I whereas 525 acres would require for ash pond of stage-II.

“The main areas of ash utilisation are manufacturing of fly ash based products (portland·pozzolana cement, brick, light weight aggregates, asbestos cement products, cement concrete etc.) and use in land fills, structural fill etc. for development of land. NTPC Ltd will take all possible actions to utilize the ash in above mentioned areas.

Provisions such as facilities for 100% extraction of dry fly ash, segregation of coarse and fine ash and fly ash storage and loading facilities; providing infrastructural facilities to the entrepreneurs, etc will encourage utilization of ash based products in the area.” NTPC said in EIA report for the Lara Project.

According to report, Coal requirement for Lara-I, STPP project is estimated as 7.00 million tonne/annum, considering average GCV of 4200 kcal/kg and 90 % PLF shall be met from Talaipalli coal blocks (Mand-Raigarh coalfields) allotted to NTPC.  Coal is proposed to be transported from Coalfields through MGR/Indian Railways network.

In pursuit to achieve its target to eliminate energy and peaking shortages in the country, NTPC Ltd has proposed Lara Integrated Super Thermal Power project (Lara STPP)in two stages stage-I (2×800 MW) and Stage-II (3×800 MW). Present proposal is for stage-I (2×800 MW). The Lara Super Thermal Power Project Stage-I (2×800 MW) is a bulk tendering project of NTPC.

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