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.


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 is 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%) has been made for around 1350 acres of land in Cox’s Bazar to establish this power project. The Development Project Proposal (DPP) for Land Acquisition and related activities for construction of the plant was approved by the Planning Commission on 23 October 2018.[1][2]

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 will likely be cancelled as a result. The ministry will soon send the plan to the Prime Minister's Office for review.[3]

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.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: 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: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1&2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited," Wikipedia, accessed 2021-06-29
  2. "Future projects," Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), accessed 2021-06-29
  3. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  4. "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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