Deal #7524

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Moheskhali Upazila, Bangladesh

Latitude
21.5834097
Longitude
91.92946810000001
Facility name
Matarbari Kohelia Power Station
Target country
Bangladesh
Location description
Moheshkhali upazila, Matarbari, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Comment on location
Moheshkhali upazila, Matarbari, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is situated near Kohelia river.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2018] 546.32561702
[2019, current] 161.874

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Other (please specify)
Comment on intention of investment
The project involves the construction of a 1,400MW (2x700MW) ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant. The project will be developed in two phases.The first phase involves the construction of a 700MW power plant and the second involves the construction of a power plant with a similar capacity which will be built in the future.

Nature of the deal

Comment on nature of the deal
The nature of acquisition is not mentioned

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2015-12-09] Intended (Memorandum of understanding)
Comment on negotiation status
On December 9, 2015, CPGCBL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singaporean company Sembcorp under 50:50 equity joint venture partnership for the project development.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project not started
Comment on implementation status
In February 2017, CPGCBL and Sembcorp said it was reviewing three bids to build the plant, from Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation, India's Larsen & Toubro Limited, and the China Energy Engineering Group. As of January 2019 the consortium appears to still be evaluating bids.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

Name of investment project
Matarbari Kohelia Power Station
Comment on investment chain
Sponsor: Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh (Phase-2) (Owners) Parent company: CPGCBL/Sembcorp( Subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries)

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Matarbari Kohelia power station
Date
2017-02-09
Comment on data source
SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).

Data source #2

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2018
Comment on data source
CPGCBL- Annual Report 2018.

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
File
Publication title
Choked by Coal: The Carbon Catastrophe in Bangladesh
Date
2019-11

Data source #4

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Online webportal.

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
JICA website.

Data source #6

Data source type
Government sources
File
Publication title
বাংলাদেশ-সিঙ্গাপুর ৭০০ মেগাওয়াট কয়লা ভিত্তিক তাপ বিদ্যুৎ কেন্দ্র নির্মাণের ক্ষতিপূরনের চেক বিতরণ অনুষ্ঠান।
Comment on data source
Government Website.

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
কোহেলীয়া বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র নির্মাণে শিগগিরই দরপত্র আহ্বান
Date
2019-08-30
Comment on data source
Bangla Tribune News

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
DREAM ISLANDS
Date
2019-04-16

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture
Other
Comment on former land use
Agriculture, fishing, salt production etc. in general, for Maheshkhali upazila.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
Agriculture, fishing, salt production etc. In general, for Maheshkhali upazila.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources yield
Coal (5000 tons)
Comment on resources
The project will construct coal power plant(Approx. 5000 ton), a jetty for coal imports, coal storage facilities, the development of a township, rural electrification and transmission facilities, and roadways.

Water extraction envisaged

Comment on water extraction envisaged
No specific data on water envisaged.

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Kohelia river.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Bangladesh's state-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) and Singapore’s Sembcorp to jointly build and finance a 700 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant in Maheshkhali Upazila. The project will be implemented on a 50:50 equity basis. The project will be developed in 2 phases. The project involves the construction of a 1,400MW (2x700MW) ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant. The first phase involves the construction of a 700MW power plant and the second involves the construction of a power plant with a similar capacity which will be built in the future. The project also includes the construction of a 5,000 ton port/jetty facility for coal imports, the development of a township, rural electrification and transmission facilities. The objective of the Project is to achieve the stable electrcity supply in Bangladesh by constructing a coal fired power plant and related facilities in Chittagong region, thereby contributing to sustainable economic growth of Bangladesh.

Jan. 26, 2020, 5:45 p.m.

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