Bangladesh begins construction of 1.2GW ultra supercritical plant

State-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh (CPGCBL) has broken ground on a 1.2GW Matarbari power plant in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh. The plant will comprise two 600 MW ultra supercritical coal-fired units. The plant is located in Maheshkhali, an island in southeastern Bangladesh.

The plant has funding support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

The 1.2 GW plant is 10% of the entire power generating capacity of Bangladesh. The plant will use sub-bituminous coal and feature pulversized coal-fired boilers, steam turbines and generators. A coal storage and jetty will be constructing for importing coal. The EPC will be handled by a consortium made up of Sumitomo, Toshiba and IHI. A deep sea port will be constructed.