Reliance Meghnaghat power station

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Reliance Meghnaghat power station is a power station under construction in Meghnaghat - Narayanganj District, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Reliance Meghnaghat power station Meghnaghat - Narayanganj District, Dhaka, Bangladesh 23.6080, 90.5963 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 23.60798, 90.59634

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 construction[2][3] gas[3] 750 MW[3] combined cycle[4] - - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Reliance Power Ltd & JERA JV Reliance Power Ltd [51.00%]; Chubu Electric Power Co Inc [24.50%]; Tokyo Electric Power Co [24.50%]


This project came out of a memorandum of understanding signed in 2015 between India and Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to set up 3,000 MW gas-based combined cycle power project in phases in Bangladesh. In this first phase, Reliance Power will relocate one module of equipment from its combined cycle power project at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh for the project in Bangladesh.[5] The Samalkot unit had been "rendered defunct due to lack of gas."[6]

The plant will be situated on a 100-acre parcel of land that also hosts three more power plants -- Meghnaghat combined-cycle power plant (450 MW), Summit Meghnaghat Power Company (335 MW) and Orion Power Meghnaghat Power Plant (100MW). NS Energy reports:

"It will feature two 242MW GE 9FA gas turbines, electrical generators, two horizontal-type heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and a 269MW steam turbine generator. It is expected to be operated at an efficiency of more than 60%."[7]

The plant was expected to come online in August 2022,[5][8]however, the progress in construction stood at 69 per cent as against the targeted 77.3 per cent until March 2022.[9]


The US$1 billion plant will be financed by loans chiefly from Japanese public and private institutions. In July 2020, Nikkei Asian Review reported that US$644 million in loans will be provided to the project by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the Japan-led Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the three Japanese commercial megabanks Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui and MUFG. The state-owned Nippon Export and Investment Insurance will guarantee the private sector loans along with JERA's stake in the power plant. The Nikkei disclosed only JBIC's US$ 266 million contribution to the lending package.[10]

Articles and Resources


  1.,90.599703,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x3755b2d236d5213f:0x7fa2c00b9098f6e9!2sMeghnaghat+Power+Limited!8m2!3d23.6090569!4d90.6018917!3m4!1s0x3755b2d236d5213f:0x7fa2c00b9098f6e9!8m2!3d23.6090569!4d90.6018917. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Archived from the original on 2022-06-05. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "". Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  4. "Reliance Gas Power Plant, Meghnaghat". Power Technology. Archived from the original on September 11, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Reliance Power inks pact with Japan's JERA to set up 750 MW power project in Bangladesh, Economic Times, Sep 3, 2019
  6. Reliance Power partners with JERA for project in Bangladesh, Economic Times, Sep 4, 2019
  7. Reliance Meghnaghat Combined-Cycle Power Project, NS Energy website, accessed Dec 23, 2019
  8. Serajul Quadir, Bangladesh signs deal with India's Reliance Power to buy electricity, Reuters, Sep 1, 2019
  9. The Financial Express. "Meghnaghat plant may miss deadline". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  10. Shiori Goso, "Bangladesh LNG power plant backed by $645m in Japanese lending", Nikkei Asian Review, Jul. 15, 2020

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