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Bangladesh to build coal-fired power plant

World Coal,

North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL), the Bangladeshi power company, has signed a MoU with China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) to build a coal-fired power plant.

Ultra super-critical

The ultra super-critical coal power plant will have a capacity to generate 1320 MW of electricity. It will be built in Kalapara upazila, Patuakhali, at an estimated cost of US$ 2 billion, according to reports from Dhaka Tribune.

NWPGCL is required to implement 3490 MW of power under a government plan, which covers the construction of a series of coal-fired power projects for the generation of a total 20 000 MW of electricity by 2030.

Electricity targets

NWPGCL managing director, A M Khurshedul Alam, reportedly commented: "To achieve the target, the company has taken a plan to install 2640 MW ultra super-critical coal based power plant in joint venture."

To date, NWPGCL has set up two power plants in Bangladesh, the 150MW Sirajganj power plant and the 150MW Khulna power plant.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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