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November 12, 2021updated 15 Nov 2021 6:16am

Moheshkhali Cox’s Bazar LNG Based Power Plant, Bangladesh

By Carmen

The Moheshkhali Cox’s Bazar LNG Based Power Plant is 3,600MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 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 3,600 3,600 Announced Chittagong, Bangladesh Bangladesh Power Development Board; GE Power

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Bangladesh Power Development Board and GE Power. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 51% and 30% respectively.

It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant.

The project cost is expected to be around $2,800m.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Bangladesh Power Development Board

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is an integrated electric utility. It generates using gas, furnace oil, diesel, hydro, coal and solar; and imports power from India. The company operates independent power plants/SIPP, rental power plant and REB using steam turbine, gas turbine, combined cycle, reciprocating engine, hydro and solar PV technologies. BPDB sells electricity on wholesale basis to distribution utilities, Dhaka Power Distribution Company, West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited, Dhaka Electric Supply Company, Rural Electrification Board and Northern Electricity Supply Company Ltd. It also retails energy in Chattogram, Cumilla, Mymensing and Sylhet distribution zones. BPDC is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

About GE Power

GE Power (GEP), formerly GE Energy, a business division of the General Electric Company, is a provider of power generation and water processing products and related services. The company product portfolio includes aero derivative and heavy-duty gas turbine systems, generators, boilers, steam turbines, air quality control systems, gas engines, reactors and water treatment, waste water treatment and process system solutions, among others. GEP offers products and technologies for generating electricity from various sources such as oil, gas, nuclear, coal, mining, diesel and water. The company also offers services for maintenance, service and upgrade of power plants; solutions for water treatment, wastewater treatment and process systems; services for distributed power generation; and support services for boiling water reactors. It caters its products and services to independent power producers and other industrial customers. GEP is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, the US

Methodology

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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