Pekua power station

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Pekua power station is a proposed 1,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.


The power station is planned for Pekua Upazila in Cox's Bazar District, shown in the map below.

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In 2014 Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL) planned a coal plant for Cox's Bazar District, and the ministry of power approved the project in November 30, 2015. On November 17, 2016, EGCBL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japanese company Mitsui to install the coal plant. The plant will have two units of 650MW each, and will use ultra-supercritical technology and imported coal through the Matarbari Port. The primary cost of the project is estimated at US$1.2 billion. Construction of the power plant is expected to start in mid-2018 and finish by 2023.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited
  • Parent company: Mitsui
  • Location: Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 21.6, 91.95 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 1,300 MW (Units 1-2: 650 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2023
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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