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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Coal Sector

An Indonesian ship carrying 22,220 tonnes coal reached Payra port in Patuakhali district for Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL) on Monday. Payra Port Authority and BCPCL in association with upazila medical officer carried out the medical procedure to check the temperature of the crews who were not allowed at the jetty. The ship will leave the port after unloading the coal tomorrow, said a press release of Shipping Ministry here... »
The lone local hard-rock mine in northern Dinajpur district is struggling to lure potential buyers, even if the domestic demand for the mineral has skyrocketed. Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) is toiling to sell 1.6 million tonnes of stone annually as Bangladesh imports more than 20 million tonnes. Its high-grade granite is in stock, but buyers opt for ‘lower-grade’ stone imports preferably from India, Bhutan, Vietnam and Dubai, industry... »
A vessel laden with 20,000 tonnes of coal reached the jetty of the Payra port yesterday for the first time in the history of the port. “It is a memorable day for us as it has been the first coal vessel to reach the jetty of our seaport,” said Commodore Md Saidur Rahman, a member for harbour and marine at the Payra Port Authority (PPA). The PPA managed all the... »
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Bangladesh-China Power Company Ltd (BCPCL) on Monday signed a contract with an Indonesian company to import coal for operation of its 660 MW capacity Unit-1 of 1320 MW Coal-fired Payra Power Plant in Patuakhali. As per the contract, Indonesian firm PT Bayan Resources Tbk will supply the required coal for the Unit-1 of the power plant so that it could start power generation from December next. Bangladesh’s state-owned North-West Power... »
Despite political support from the White House, U.S. coal consumption continues to fall, as power producers shutter coal-fired units in favor of cheaper and more flexible natural gas as well as solar and wind. U.S. power producers generated almost 6 percent less electricity from coal in the first half of the year even as total generation rose almost 5 percent and gas-fired generation was up 17 percent. Coal-fired generation declined... »
Coal mining is reinitiated from the Barapukuria coal mine. The mine is now producing around 2 thousand metric tons of coal daily on an average. Barapukuria coal mining authorities informed that, the mine resumes it production on 8th September after a three-month halt. Initially, the miners started experimental mining and after 2 days of experimental mining, they began the regular mining operation. After 15 days of operation, the mining process... »
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has issued Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for importing 1 lakh metric tonnes of coal to run the Barapukhuria thermal power plant. Under the RFP, interested parties will have to submit their price quotations within 31 August. However, the Adani Group, an Indian conglomerate, has quoted its price at USD 181 per tonne of coal well before the deadline, sources told. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina... »
Only two weeks after the discovery of large quantities of coal going missing from the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur, as much as 3.60 lakh tonnes of granite, worth Tk 55.23 crore, have now been reported missing from the stock of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL), a state-owned concern under Petrobangla. Last week, the board of directors of MGMCL formed an inquiry committee after obtaining the information from the... »
A government-appointed firm has recommended the open cut method to maximise coal extraction by Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Limited (BCMCL) in Dinajpur. The Australian consultancy firm, John T Boyd, placed the suggestion at a meeting at the Petrobangla Auditorium in the presence of the state minister for energy and power and the secretary of the Energy Division. “If we consider the traditional underground method, the percentage of recovery will be... »