Sena Kalyan Sangstha power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sena Kalyan Sangstha power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plants near Payra Port, Bangladesh.


The map below shows the location of the Port of Payra in Kalapara, Patuakhali. The coal plant is planned near the port.

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Sena Kalyan Sangstha is a proposed 1320MW Coal Fired Power Plant at Payra Port, Patuakhali, Bangladesh. It is sponsored by Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS), a trust owned and operated by the Bangladesh Army. Although Sena Kalyan Sangstha reportedly signed a JV with SDIC China in December 2018,[1] SDIC ruled out funding new coal power plants in March 2019.[2]

The plant was not listed in Bangladesh's 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", an updated version of the country's energy plan released in November 2018.[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. The Sena Kalyan Sangstha power station 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: Sena Kalyan Sangstha
  • Parent company: Bangladesh Army
  • Location: Payra Port, Kalapara upazila (subdistrict), Dhankhali, Patuakhali district
  • Coordinates: 21.989, 90.2792 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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Articles and resources


  1. "Sena Kalyan Sangstha is going to establish a 1320MW Coal Fired Power Plant," Legal Compliance Bangladesh, Jan 11, 2019
  2. "China State Fund Joins Shift From Coal Power Investments," Bloomberg News, March 19, 2019
  3. 2016 Master Plan "Revisited", Bangladesh Power Division, Nov 2018
  4. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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