MB Power & ACC to Transport Fly Ash Using Indian Railways
With a view to enhance its commitment to protecting the environment, leading diversified power producer, MB Power has started to supply Conditioned Fly Ash (CFA) through Indian Railways to the ACC’s cement factory in Kymore, Katni.
MB Power will transport the CFA from its flagship thermal power plant at Jaithari, Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh to ACC Cement thus ensuring proper utilization of fly ash. MB Power’s Anuppur facility is amongst the first few facilities in the country to undertake such an initiative.
The first rake of fly ash was flagged off from the Shadol Division of Madhya Pradesh, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, by Shri Rajeev Sharma, Commissioner, Shahdol Division and Ms. Sonia Meena, Collector, Anuppur District in the presence of Shri BK Mishra, Plant Head and COO, MB Power.
Large quantities of ash can be transported at a time using the rail-mode; moreover, this mode of fly ash transportation is not only cost-effective, speedy, and time-saving, but eco-friendly as well. While 20 MT of ash can be transported at a time through an ash transport bulker, approximately 3500-4000 MT of ash can be carried by rail at a time. It will not only help reduce road accidents, traffic and transportation problems caused by heavy vehicles, but will also prove to be environment friendly.