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Patuakhali power station (Ashuganj)

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

A 1320MW coal-fired power station in Patuakhali has been proposed by three sets of sponsors, all JVs between Bangladeshi and Chinese firms:

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of Kalapara, Patuakhali, but not the exact location of the proposed power station.[1]

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Background

In July 2017 Bangladesh’s state-run Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited (APSCL) and China Energy Engineering Corporation signed an MoU to build a 1,320-MW coal-fired power station in Patuakhali through a 50:50 joint venture. The Chinese partner has agreed to arrange loans from the Export Import Bank of China for the project. The plant is planned to be ultra supercritical using imported coal of around 12,000 tonnes of coal per day from Indonesia, India, or Australia. Bangladesh’s state-owned West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited will build a transmission line from the proposed plant to Patuakhali sub-station to connect the national power grid. The first 660-MW unit is expected to be commissioned in 2021 and the second unit in 2023.[2]

In March 2018 it was reported that land acquisition had not started.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited (APSCL), China Energy Engineering Corporation
  • Parent company: Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited (APSCL), China Energy Engineering Corporation
  • Location: Rabnabad river bank near Paira Bandar, Kalapara upazila (subdistrict), Dhankhali, Patuakhali district
  • Coordinates: 21.986667, 90.241667 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2021 (Unit 1), 2023 (Unit 2)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Indonesia, India, or Australia
  • Source of financing: Export Import Bank of China
  • Permits and applications:

Contact details

Website: http://www.bpdb.gov.bd/

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