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Mirsarai power station (Hangzhou Jinjiang)

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Mirsarai power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Location

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Background

In October 2015 officials of China-based Zhejiang Jindun Holding Group Company visited the under-construction economic zone at Mirsarai upazila known as Mirsarai Economic Zone. The Chinese company has expressed interest to set up a coal-based power plant with a capacity of 1,300-megawatt there. Zhejiang Jindun Holding Group Company Ltd has sought 1,000 acres of land for establishing the power plant.[1]

In October 2016 it was reported that Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority signed two agreements worth US$5.3 billion with Chinese companies Zhejiang Jindun Holding Company and China Electric Power Construction Group (PowerChina) to produce 1,320MW of coal-fired electricity and invest in renewable power projects. PowerChina's SEPCO is the EPC contractor. The coal-fired power plant would be set up at Mirsarai in Chittagong.[2]

In March 2018 it was reported that a consortium of Hangzhou Jinjjang Group, Hangjhou Zhengcai Holding Group and Jindun Energy Equipment (Hong Kong) would construct the plant on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis for about US$2.5 billion. A Chinese bank has committed to provide the loans of up to US$2 billion, according to power division officials.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hangzhou Jinjjang Group, Hangjhou Zhengcai Holding Group, Jindun Energy Equipment
  • Location: Mirsarai, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 22.771667, 91.575 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported (possibly Australia)
  • Source of financing: unnamed Chinese bank

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