Mirsarai power station (Hangzhou Jinjiang)

From Global Energy Monitor

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


The map below shows the proposed location forthe plant in Mirsarai Economic Zone.

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In October 2015 officials of China-based Zhejiang Jindun Holding Group Company visited the under-construction economic zone at Mirsarai upazila known as Mirsarai Economic Zone. The Chinese company has expressed interest to set up a coal-based power plant with a capacity of 1,300-megawatt there. Zhejiang Jindun Holding Group Company Ltd has sought 1,000 acres of land for establishing the power plant.[1]

In October 2016 it was reported that Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority signed two agreements worth US$5.3 billion with Chinese companies Zhejiang Jindun Holding Company and China Electric Power Construction Group (PowerChina) to produce 1,320MW of coal-fired electricity and invest in renewable power projects. PowerChina's SEPCO is the EPC contractor. The coal-fired power plant would be set up at Mirsarai in Chittagong.[2]

In March 2018 it was reported that a consortium of Hangzhou Jinjjang Group, Hangjhou Zhengcai Holding Group and Jindun Energy Equipment (Hong Kong) would construct the plant on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis for about US$2.5 billion. A Chinese bank has committed to provide the loans of up to US$2 billion, according to power division officials.[3]

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. Mirsarai power station (Hangzhou Jinjiang) will likely be cancelled as a result. The ministry will soon send the plan to the Prime Minister's Office for review.[4]

As of June 2021 there have been no developments on the proposal, which appears to be shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hangzhou Jinjjang Group, Hangjhou Zhengcai Holding Group, Jindun Energy Equipment
  • Location: Mirsarai Economic Zone, Mirsarai upazila, Chittagong district, Chittagong division, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 22.757626, 91.469544 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2023[5]
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported (possibly Australia)
  • Source of financing: unnamed Chinese bank

Articles and resources


  1. "Official visits Chinese company project site in Mirsarai," The Independent, Oct 7, 2015
  2. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, Oct 18, 2016
  3. "A 1,320 MW power plant in Ctg on way," Daily Star, March 1, 2018
  4. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  5. 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", Bangladesh Power Division, Nov 2018

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