The three-party consortium of Sumitomo Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and IHI Corporation signed an EPC contract with Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited for the construction of an ultra-super critical coal-fired thermal power plant, as well as a deep sea port.
A coal-fired thermal power plant and a deep sea port modeled on Kashima Port in Japan will be constructed at designated sites on Matarbari Island in southeastern Bangladesh under the project. Using imported coal as fuel, this highly efficient ultra-super critical coal-fired thermal power plant will have a generation capacity of 1,200MW (600MW x 2 units) and will thereby constitute more than 10% of the total generation capacity of Bangladesh. The high efficiency ultra-super critical coal fired power plant equipment generates high pressure steam and temperatures that realize improved control of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and contributes to reducing environmental impact, which is Japan’s state of the art technology. The first deep sea port in Bangladesh will be constructed adjacent to the Power Plant, contributing to further development of Matarbari’s hinterland.