|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Bangladesh and coal|
The Orion Group is a diversified Bangldesh company which states on its website that it has interests in "in the Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Infrastructure Development, Real Estate & Construction, Power, High-tech Agro Products, Hospitality, Textiles & Garments, Aviation Management sectors."
Proposed coal plants
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has proposed a major expansion of power generation capacity and is promoting the involvement of private producer on a "build-own-operate" (BOO) basis. The Orion Group has interests in three coal-fired power generation projects. These are:
|Country||Developer||CARMA ID||Plant||Status||Proposed commissioning date||MW||Fuel||Latitude||Longitude|
|Bangladesh||Orion Group||-||Chittagong power station||BPDB states "Contract Signed with Orion Group on 27.06.2012"||March 2016||283 MW||coal||-||-|
|Bangladesh||Orion Group||-||Khulna South power station||BPDB states "Contract Signed with Orion Group on 27.06.2012"||March 2016||1300||coal||-|
|Bangladesh||Orion Group||-||Maowa power station||BPDB states "Contract Signed with Orion Group on 27.06.2012"||July 2016||522||coal||-||-|
- Salman Obaidul Karim, Orion Group Managing Director
Orion House, 153-154 Tejgaon I/A
Tel: +88.02.8870133, 8870134
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Orion Group, "Bangladesh Government Purchase committee has passed the 2×300MW & 1× 650MW COAL fired power project of ORION Group", Orion Group website, undated, accessed July 2013.
- "Orion-Long King consortium eyeing Europe, Middle East ", Financial Express, August 16, 2012.
- "Maiden private venture gets nod: Each of the plants in Chittagong, Khulna to produce 300MW electricity", Daily Star, August 22, 2011.
- "4 major private power deals signed: Orion Group, Solarium to generate 1,105MW from coal, sunlight", Daily Star, December 21, 2011.
- "Orion to build 3 power plants: Deal signed with PDB to generate 1,200MW power", Daily Star, June 28, 2012.
- "Orion to set up 3 coal fired IPP plants in Bangladesh", Asian Power, June 30, 2012.
- "Orion Group seeks to install 630MW Bangladesh plant", Asian Power, October 14, 20102.
- "Coal-based power plants yet to see construction", Dhaka Tribune, April 21, 2013.
- "Orion assigns ABN Amro for power projects", Daily Star, June 6, 2013.