SaskPower has entered an agreement which will allow Lehigh Hanson to market and sell fly ash from its Shand Power Station in Canada. The agreement serves as an extension to a ten-year agreement signed in 2012 to market Boundary Dam Power Station fly ash.
SaskPower says an estimated 215,000 tonnes of fly ash per year will be sold from the Boundary Dam and Shand Power stations. Each tonne of recycled fly ash prevents roughly one tonne of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Kory Hayko, SaskPower vice-president of transmission and industrial services, says: “Recycling fly ash produced at our coal-fired power stations reduces costs, provides economic benefit to SaskPower, and helps to curb the carbon output of the concrete industry. During the past six years, Lehigh has maximized sales of fly ash produced at Boundary Dam Power Station, and we look forward to continuing our positive business relationship.”
Chris Ward, president and CEO of Lehigh Hanson Materials, says: “This agreement is a step forward as we work to foster economic growth in Saskatchewan by selling fly ash from Boundary Dam and Shand power stations to markets across North America.”
Fly ash is a fine powder by-product of coal combustion used in ready mix concrete, mine backfill, oil well cementing, road base stabilisation and liquid waste stabilisation. SaskPower has been selling fly ash since the late 1960s.