Barisal power station

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Barisal power station is a proposal for a 350-megawatt (MW) power plant in Barisal division, Bangladesh.

Location

The map below shows the proposed location for the plant in Angujan village of Taltali upazila, Barguna district.[1]

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Background

In July 2017, Iso Tech Group entered into a JV Consortium with Power China Resources & Taylor Power Environmental Company to Build, Own and Operate a 350 MW gross (307 MW net) supercritical coal-fired Independent Power Plant (IPP) and related infrastructure in Barisal District, Bangladesh, under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).[2][3]

On April 12, 2018, Iso Tech Group signed a Power Purchase and Implementation Agreement for the plant with the Bangladesh Power Development Board. According to Transparency International Bangladesh, BPDB signed the agreement for the power plant without getting proper clearance from the environment department. The plant is planned near the Tengragiri reserve forest in Barguna.[4]

In January 2019 Power Construction Corporation of China signed a supporting equipment supply contract for the project.[5] Prep work has begun. The expected date for commercial operation of the plant is January 2022. Two more 350 MW supercritical units are proposed to be added after the first unit.[1]

Public opposition

According to New Age, the company is "constructing cofferdam for the project without obtaining environmental clearance from the Department of Environment." On August 2, 2018, villagers submitted a public petition to the prime minister urging the government to stop the project, alleging that the company was purchasing lands with the help of illegal brokers with forged documents.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: ISO Tech Group, China Resources Power
  • Parent company: ISO Tech Group, Power China, Taylor Power Environmental Company
  • Location: Angujan village of Taltali upazila, Barguna district, Barisal division
  • Coordinates: 21.98472222, 90.15527778 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 350 MW gross (307 MW net)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported (Indonesia or Australia)
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ITECL," Iso Tech Group, accessed Jan 2019
  2. "Case Study," Iso Tech website, accessed Dec 2017
  3. "Banshkhali Power Plant," Iso Tech Group, accessed Feb 2018
  4. "Power plant near reserve forest evokes concern: PDB signs 25-year PPA with pvt co," FE Report, May 08, 2018
  5. "孟加拉巴瑞萨350MW燃煤电站项目重要辅机设备合同正式签约," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2019/1/16
  6. Sadiqur Rahman, "Coal-fired power plant in Barguna despite environmental concerns," New Age, Aug 06, 2018

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