Matarbari Kohelia power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Template:Navbar-BangladeshCoal}}The Matarbari Kohelia power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the power station in Masheshkhali, Cox's Bazar District.

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On December 9, 2015, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh's state-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) and Singapore’s Sembcorp to jointly build and finance a 700 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant in Maheshkhali Upazila. The project will be implemented on a 50:50 equity basis. As per the MoU, Sembcorp will construct the power plant, a jetty for coal imports, coal storage facilities, the development of a township, rural electrification and transmission facilities, and roadways.[1]

An EOI for contractors to build the plant was released in December 2016. In February 2017, CPGCBL and Sembcorp said it was reviewing three bids to build the plant, from Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation, India's Larsen & Toubro Limited, and the China Energy Engineering Group.[1]

As of January 2019 the consortium appears to still be evaluating bids.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh
  • Parent company: CPGCBL/Sembcorp
  • Location: Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 21.706871, 91.890997 (exact)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 700 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Aminur Rahman Rasel, "Bids submitted for 700MW Kohelia coal plant," Dhaka Tribune, February 09, 2017

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