Pekua power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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


The power station is 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 will have two units of 650MW each, and will use ultra-supercritical technology and imported coal through the Matarbari Port. The primary cost of the project is estimated at US$1.2 billion. Construction of the power plant is expected to start in mid-2018 and finish by 2023.[1]

The plant is 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]

In October 2019 it was reported that the project had been called off.[3]

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: 1,300 MW (Units 1-2: 650 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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