Daudkandi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Daudkandi power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Location

The map below shows the location of Daudkandi, but not the exact location of the proposed plant.

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Background

In October 2016 it was reported Meghna Group inked deals with Chinese state-owned Power Construction Corporation (PowerChina) to produce 1,320MW (2 x 660 MW) of coal-fired electricity in Daudkandi in Comilla, at a cost of US$1.75 billion. The Chinese government will arrange the funding and the stake in the power plants will be mutually decided by the two parties. The proposals will be sent to Bangladesh Power Development Board and the power ministry for approval.[1]

However, there have been no further developments, and the plan appears to be abandoned. 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 Daudkandi power station will likely be formally cancelled as a result. The ministry will soon send the plan to the Prime Minister's Office for review.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Meghna Group, PowerChina
  • Parent company: Meghna Group, PowerChina
  • Location: Daudkandi, Comilla district, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 23.533333, 90.716667 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing: China

Articles and resources

References

  1. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, Oct 18, 2016
  2. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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