CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station

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CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station is a power station in Maheshkhali, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
CPGCBL-Sumitomo power station Maheshkhali, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh 21.623126, 91.903689 (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 CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 600 ultra-supercritical
Unit 1 announced[1] fossil gas - LNG[1] 1200[1] unknown
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 600 ultra-supercritical

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
Unit 1 Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd (CPGCBL) [100.0%]
Unit 1 Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd (CPGCBL) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd (CPGCBL) [100.0%]


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.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20211024130748/https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade/five-coal-plants-set-to-run-on-gas-1624587758?amp=true. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "10 coal-fired power projects scrapped as part of master plan revision: Nasrul Hamid". UNB. 2021-06-27. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  6. The Financial Express. "Five coal plants set to run on gas". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2022-12-02.

Additional data

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