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November 29, 2021

Kohelia USC Coal Fired Power Plant, Bangladesh

By Carmen

The Kohelia USC Coal Fired Power Plant is 1,400MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,400 1,400 Permitting Chittagong, Bangladesh Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh; Sembcorp Utilities


The project is being developed by Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh and Sembcorp Utilities. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

It is a steam turbine power plant.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Sembcorp Utilities

Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd (SembCorp Utilities), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries Limited is an energy utility that provides essential energy, water and solid waste management solutions. The utility provides solid waste management solutions such as collection, post-collection treatment and hazardous waste treatment. It offers on-site logistics services. SembCorp Utilities also provides marine and offshore engineering services. The utility serves households, schools and trade premises, industrial, commercial enterprises, government agencies and healthcare services providers. It has presence in Singapore, Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore, Brazil, Indonesia, the UK, and others. SembCorp Utilities is headquartered in Singapore.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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