AEP contract equips FlyAshDirect for broad Eastern seaboard reach

Source: FlyAshDirect, Cincinnati; CP staff

Regional marketer FlyAshDirect stands to greatly expand its Class F fly ash delivery footprint following installation of railcar- and pneumatic tanker-loading equipment at American Electric Power’s John E. Amos Generating Station near Charleston, W.V. It has secured exclusive rights to market ash from the CSX rail-served, three-unit station—the fourth AEP operation in the FlyAshDirect portfolio. More than half of the 2,900MW facility’s approximately 1 million tons/year of ash is concrete-grade, with a carbon content below 2 percent.

“Due to increasing environmental regulations and clean air initiatives deployed at power facilities, it’s rare to find a high-quality fly ash source with such a low carbon content, especially in the Eastern U.S.,” says FlyAshDirect President Jim Irvine. “I believe we are in a unique position to offer this high-quality, abundant material to multiple markets in the [East].”

In addition to West Virginia, the CSX rail access will enable the company to supply ASTM C618-grade product to concrete plants in the Carolinas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. FlyAshDirect’s concrete customer base has been centered in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.