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CPGCBL – Matarbarhi Ultra Super Critical Coal-fired Power Plant 1200 MW – Chittagong - Project Profile

CPGCBL – Matarbarhi Ultra Super Critical Coal-fired Power Plant 1200 MW – Chittagong - Project Profile


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Coal Power Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd (CPGCBL), a state-owned company is undertaking the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The project involves the construction of a 1,200MW (2x600MW) coal-fired power plant on 572ha of land. It includes the construction of a powerhouse, a cooling tower, a substation, access roads, jetty, port and related infrastructure, the installation of turbines, generators and transformers, and the laying of the 92km transmission line.

The project also includes the construction of a port, storage facilities for imported coal and a 36km access road and the laying of a 400kv power transmission line from Maheshkhali to Anwara.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide US$4,560 million loan and the government of Bangladesh will arrange the necessary additional funding.

In May 2014, CPGCBL invited tenders from companies to provide consulting services.

On June 16, 2014, JICA provided a US$406 million loan under first phase.

In August 2014, CPGCBL secured approvals from the government for the implementation.

In January 2015, CPGCBL signed the agreement worth US$78 million with the joint venture of Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Services Company Ltd (TEPSCO) and Nippon Koei Company Ltd, Germany's Fichtner GmbH & Company KG and Australia's SMEC International for the design and supervision consultancy services contract. The scope of the contract covers design and preparation of specification, preparation of bid document and assist in engineering, procurement and construction selection, construction supervision and monitoring of environmental issues up to defect liability period.

In May 2015, US$35 million has been allocated for the implementation of the budget.

In September 2015, Sumitomo Corp and Marubeni Corp were shortlisted as construction contractors.

In June 2016, JICA provided a US$340 million loan under second phase.

CPGCBL invited tenders for construction with a submission on July 24, 2016. Later, the tender submission date was extended to August 24, 2016.

The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd has been appointed as a developer for the transmission line and Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tokyo Electric Power Services Company Ltd as study consultants for the transmission line.

On July 21, 2016, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved the laying of a 92km long 400kv transmission line from Matarbari to Madunaghat.

On August 23, 2016, tenders were invited for the construction of roads (Sub-base and Macadam), with a submission due date on September 29, 2016.

On August 24, 2016, CPGCBL announced that the tender submission deadline was again extended to October 24, 2016, due to the security measures.

In February 1, 2017, two short-listed Japanese bidders Sumitomo Corp and Marubeni Corp. re-submitted tender documents for the implementation.

In May 2017, CPGCBL has finalized Sumitomo Corp as the qualified bidder after reviewing technical and financial bids.

On June 29, 2017, JICA provided a US$95 million loan for the project.

On July 27, 2017, CPGCBL signed an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Sumitomo Corporation and IHI, Toshiba, Penta-Ocean Construction and Posco E & C. IHI will supply boilers, Toshiba will supply turbines, power generators and peripheral equipment, Penta-Ocean Construction will undertake construction of a port and POSCO E&C will undertake civil engineering works and coal material treatment facilities.

In the third quarter of 2017, construction on the jetty and service roads commenced and completed in January 2018.

On January 28, 2018, groundbreaking ceremony was held on the power plant and slated for completion by July 2024.


The project involves the construction of a 1,200MW (2X600MW) power plant on 572ha of land in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The US$6,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a powerhouse

2. Construction of a substation

3. Construction of jetty

4. Installation of turbines and generators

5. Installation of transformers

6. Installation of power controlling systems

7. Laying of 92km long 400kv transmission line

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