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Dhaka Friday,  Jul 28, 2017
Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) has signed a contract for construction of 1,200MW Matarbari coal-fired power project with Sumitomo-led Japanese consortium on Thursday. Following the judgment of an arbitrator panel of Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), CPGCBL signed the US $ 4.5 billion project at a simple ceremony at its office. “The two member judges’ panel of CPTU observed the process was right. One member opined that the... »

Power Sector

Summit’s New Additional Managing Director Faisal Khan

summit energy bangla Faisal Khan has been appointed as the Additional Managing Director of Summit Corporation effective this July. Prior to the appointment, Faisal Khan was the Director Operations of Summit Power Limited and a member of the Board of Directors of all subsidiary companies under Summit Group. He was involved in the... »

Gas Sector

IFC Signs Deal For Bangladesh’s LNG Project

toufiq-e-elahi-330x205 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited (Excelerate) are co-developing the Moheshkhali Floating LNG project – Bangladesh’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. The project will be located offshore Moheshkhali island in the Bay of Bengal with a project cost of $179.5 million.... »


Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices?

oil pic Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of “lower for longer” for oil prices, a refrain that is all too familiar to those in the... »

EB Reports

Waterways Dredging Of Rampal: Deal Signed With India

Rampal-360x202 The waterways that will be used to transport the required coal for the coal-fired power plant of Rampal is likely to be dredged. A deal is already signed with the Dredging Corporation of India to dredge the waterways. Mongla Port authority has signed a deal with the Indian dredging corporation... »

Green Pages

PDB Signs Deal With China’s ZTE Corp For Solar Plant

solar sign-energybangla Bangladesh has signed deal with a Chinese firm to set up a solar power plant in Rangamati. The 7.4MW plant is expected to go to production in August next year, said the Bangladesh Power Development Board or BPDB. ZTE Corporation will implement the Tk 770 million project, partially funded by... »

Coal Sector

At Least Eleven Die In Colombia Coal Mine Explosion

coal china At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday in the Cucunuba municipality in Cundinamarca province, an area where illegal underground coal mining is... »


IAEA DG Assures Giving ll Support To Rooppur Power Plant

pmmm-337x205 Visiting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has assured all out support and cooperation to Bangladesh in the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. IAEA DG gave the assurance during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here today. Press Secretary... »

Something to Say

No Indications On Relief From Primary Fuel Crisis: Ijaz Hossain

ijaj-hossain-226x205 Allocating more money on the country’s power sector in proposed budget for the FY of 2017-18 is a good sign for the betterment of that sector but negligence is seen while allocating money for the country’s energy and mineral resources sector, said Prof. Ijaz Hossain as an instant reaction to... »


Study: Sundarbans Under Mercury Threat Due To Rampal

sultana-kamal-energybangla-307x205 The coal-fired power plant of Rampal, which is currently under construction will produce enough ashes that will be required to be stored in a pond at the plant site. This kind of ash reservoir in the plant site is prone to spread and pollute the adjacent Sundarbans with Mercury, which... »