Matarbari Kohelia power station
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The Matarbari Kohelia power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The power station is planned for Masheshkhali, Cox's Bazar District, shown in the map below.
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.
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.
As of January 2019 the consortium appears to still be evaluating bids.
- Sponsor: Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh
- Parent company: CPGCBL/Sembcorp
- Location: Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Coordinates: 21.6, 91.95 (approximate)
- 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
- Aminur Rahman Rasel, "Bids submitted for 700MW Kohelia coal plant," Dhaka Tribune, February 09, 2017