Pekua power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Template:Navbar-BangladeshCoal}}Pekua power station is a proposed 1,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Location

The power station is planned for Pekua Upazila in Cox's Bazar District. The exact location is shown in the map below.

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Background

In 2014 Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL) planned a coal plant for Cox's Bazar District, and the ministry of power approved the project in November 30, 2015. On November 17, 2016, EGCBL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japanese company Mitsui to install the coal plant. The plant will have two units of 650MW each, and will use ultra-supercritical technology and imported coal through the Matarbari Port. The primary cost of the project is estimated at US$1.2 billion. Construction of the power plant is expected to start in mid-2018 and finish by 2023.[1]

As of June 2019, with no news of progress in over two years, the project appears to be shelved. The plant is listed in Bangladesh's 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", an updated version of the country's energy plan released in November 2018. Under a scenario of high energy demand, the plant would be commissioned in 2025.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited
  • Parent company: Mitsui
  • Location: Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 21.813814, 91.939525 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 1,300 MW (Units 1-2: 650 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2025
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Work on 1300MW coal-fired plant at Pekua begins in 2018," Bangladesh Post, June 8, 2017
  2. 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", Bangladesh Power Division, Nov 2018

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