Banshkhali power station (Beximco)

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Banshkhali power station (Beximco) is a cancelled power station in Banshkhali, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Banshkhali power station (Beximco) Banshkhali, Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh 22.025, 91.955 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 660 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd (PowerChina) [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): imported


  • Source of financing: China


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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

The project is not mentioned in Beximco Group's 2021/2022 annual report.[4] The company is instead developing two solar projects, according to the report. The project appears to be abandoned.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, October 18, 2016
  2. 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", Bangladesh Power Division, November 2018
  3. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Annual report" (PDF). 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Banshkhali 660 MW (Beximco) Coal Power Plant," Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt, accessed in 2021

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