Pekua power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pekua power station was a proposed 1,200 to 1,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

An additional 1,200 MW was also proposed at the site as Phase II.


The power station was planned for Pekua Upazila in Cox's Bazar District. The exact location is shown in the map below.

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In 2014, Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL) planned a coal plant for Cox's Bazar District, and the ministry of power approved the project in November 30, 2015. On November 17, 2016, EGCBL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japanese company Mitsui to install the coal plant. The plant would have had two units of 650 MW each, and would have used ultra-supercritical technology and imported coal through the Matarbari Port. The primary cost of the project was estimated at US$1.2 billion. Construction of the power plant was expected to start in mid-2018 and finish by 2023.[1]

The plant was listed in Bangladesh's 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", an updated version of the country's energy plan released in November 2018. Under a scenario of high energy demand, the plant would be commissioned in 2025.[2] The plan also listed a potential 1,200 MW expansion due for 2030 (Phase II).

In October 2019, it was reported that the project had been called off.[3] Phase II also does not appear to be moving forward.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited
  • Parent company: Mitsui
  • Location: Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 21.813814, 91.939525 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 1,300 MW (Units 1-2: 650 MW), Phase II: 1,200 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: Phase I: 2025, Phase II: 2030
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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