Phulbari Coal Project (China Gezhouba)

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Template:Navbar-BangladeshCoal}} The Phulbari Coal Project (China Gezhouba) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Rangpur division, Bangladesh.

Also proposed for the location is the 4,000 MW Phulbari Coal Project (Sinohydro).

The Phulbari Coal Project (Asia Energy) is an old 1,000 MW proposal for the location that was cancelled.


The map below shows the location of Phulbari Upazila but not the exact location of the proposed plant.

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GCM Resources, formerly Asia Energy Corporation, is a British company established with the sole purpose of building a coal mine and power plant in Phulbari. The company, as Asia Energy, had an earlier proposal for a mine and power plant in the 2000's (see Phulbari Coal Project (Asia Energy)). That proposal was met with considerable resistance, with three people having been killed and more than 200 injured by police in a public protest against the proposal in August 2006.

In April 2018, GCM Resources signed a preliminary Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with China Gezhouba Group International Engineering (subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Corporation) for a US$3.8 billion, 2,000MW Phulbari mine-mouth coal plant.[1]


In December 2018, protesters with Phulbari Solidarity Group, Extinction Rebellion, and Reclaim the Power blocked the entrance to GCM Resources' shareholder meeting in London, in a protest against the proposed project.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: GCM Resources, China Energy Engineering Corporation
  • Parent company: GCM Resources
  • Location: Phulbari Upazila, Dinajpur district, Rangpur division
  • Coordinates: 25.516667, 88.883333 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 2000 MW (Units 1-2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Phulbari mine (undeveloped)
  • Source of financing:

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