Daudkandi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Daudkandi power station was a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The project appears shelved or abandoned.


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

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

However, with no known developments since 2016, the project appears to be shelved or abandoned. In additino, in 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 was expected to formally cancelled as a result, although it was not confirmed.[3]

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


  1. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, October 18, 2016
  2. "Meet the coal power plants," The Daily Star, January 12, 2018
  3. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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