CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station

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The CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station was a proposed 1200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired in Matarbari, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was called off by the government in June 2021 but is under consideration for conversion to LNG.[1]


The map below shows Maheshkhali Island, the proposed location for the plant.

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According to Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), the company was exploring the possibility to setup a 2 x 600 MW Ultra Super Critical Coal Fired Power Plant jointly with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan in the Maheshkhali area. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between CPGCBL and Sumitomo Corporation, Japan on 5th October, 2017, and partial payment (around 95%) was made for around 1,350 acres of land in Cox’s Bazar to establish the power project. The Development Project Proposal (DPP) for Land Acquisition and related activities for construction of the plant were approved by the Planning Commission on October 23, 2018.[2][3]

Plant cancelled by government

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 CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station was expected to be cancelled as a result.[4]

In June 2021, the Bangladesh State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources announced the government was officially dropping ten coal plant projects in its master energy plan totaling over 8 GW of power due to delays in implementation. This power station was among the ten cancelled coal plants.[5]

The project is among the five cancelled coal power projects under consideration for conversion to LNG.[1]

Project Details

  • Owner: Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL)
  • Parent company: Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL)
  • Location: Maheshkhali Island, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 21.623126, 91.903689 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW
    • Coal-fired: 1,200 MW (Cancelled)
    • LNG Fired: 1,200 (Announced)
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Financial Express. "Five coal plants set to run on gas". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  2. "Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited," Wikipedia, accessed 2021-06-29
  3. "Future projects," Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), accessed 2021-06-29
  4. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  5. "10 coal-fired power projects scrapped as part of master plan revision: Nasrul Hamid". UNB. 2021-06-27. Retrieved 2021-06-29.

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