Banshkhali power station (Beximco)

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Banshkhali power station (Beximco) was a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong division, Bangladesh. The project appears to be shelved or abandoned.[1]

The proposal should not be confused with the Banshkhali power station (S Alam).


The map below shows the location of Banshkhali upazila, the approximate location of the project, in Chittagong district, Chittagong division.

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In October 2016, it was reported Beximco signed an agreement with Chinese state-owned company China Resources to build two 660MW coal plants, one at Boalkhali (Boalkhali power station (Beximco)) and one at Banshkhali in Chittagong. Beximco said the company was in talks with companies from Indonesia, South Africa, and Mozambique to purchase coal for the power plants, and the Chinese partners were in talks with IPBC Bank and BOC Bank, both from China, to fund the plants.[2]

However, there have been no further developments, and the plan appears to be abandoned. The plant is not listed in Bangladesh's 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", an updated version of the country's energy plan released in November 2018.[3]

On November 19, 2020, The Daily Star reported that Bangladesh's power, energy and mineral resources ministry had finalized an energy plan that cancelled all coal plants except five under construction. The Banshkhali power station (Beximco) would likely be cancelled as a result. The ministry was to send the plan to the Prime Minister's Office for review.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Beximco Power Company and China Resources
  • Parent company: Beximco Group and China Resources
  • Location: Banshkhali, Chittagong district, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 22.025, 91.955 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 660 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing: China

Articles and resources


  1. "Banshkhali 660 MW (Beximco) Coal Power Plant," Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt, accessed in 2021
  2. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, October 18, 2016
  3. 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", Bangladesh Power Division, November 2018
  4. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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