Bhola power station (S Alam)

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Bhola power station (S Alam) is a cancelled power station in Bhola, Barisal, Bangladesh. It is also known as Mongla Alam project, Barisal project.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bhola power station (S Alam) Bhola, Barisal, Bangladesh 22.6903, 90.6525 (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 217 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 S Alam Group, LANCO Infratech Ltd


According to a March 2012 report in the Daily Sun, S Alam Group was plannning to install a 217 MW coal plant in Bhola on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis. The project was expected to be a joint venture with India's Lanco Infratech Limited. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) would buy power at Tk 2.80 per kilowatt hour. The report said that a proposal for the plant had been sent to the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase. A requirement of the tender floated by BPDB was that 75 percent of the funds would be collected from foreign sources.[1]

According to a September 2013 report in the Dhaka Tribune, the S Alam Group was "eyeing" two coal plants, one at Chittagong and the other at Barisal. The company offered to sell electricity at Tk 6.75 per unit from the 276 MW Barisal power project.[2]

As of April 2016, no subsequent reports on the Bhola project were found, and it was not mentioned on the S. Alam website. It appeared to be shelved or abandoned.

Plans were ongoing for a separate proposal, the Banshkhali power station (S Alam). It also appears that 225MW gas-fired power plant Bhola power station was commissioned in the area in 2015.

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Articles and Resources


  1. "Work goes to S Alam," Daily Sun, March 11, 2012
  2. Aminur Harman Rasel, "Five more coal-based power projects to get go-ahead," Dhaka Tribune, September 25, 2013

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