Karachi, Kot Addu Power Company Limited informed Pakistan Stock Exchange about transaction of shares of the company. 3,500 shares @ Rs. 26.55 per share were bought from the market on December 16, 2020 and 3,000 shares @ Rs. 26.50 per share were bought from the market on December 16, 2020 through CDC.
Kot Addu Power Plant was built by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority in five phases between 1985 and 1996. It is located in Kot Addu, district Muzaffargarh, Punjab. In April 1996, Kot Addu Power Company Limited was incorporated as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 with the objective of acquiring the Power Plant from WAPDA. The principal activities of KAPCO include the ownership, operation and maintenance of the power plant. Successful completion of the offer for sale by the privatization commission on behalf of WAPDA in February 2005, 18% of KAPCO’s shareholding is now held by the general public. KAPCO is listed on the Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore Stock Exchanges of Pakistan.
KAPCO is an independent power producer with a capacity of 1600 MW. It comprises of ten multi fuel fired gas turbines and five steam turbines which are divided into three energy blocks with each block having a combination of gas and steam turbines. The power plant operates using combined cycle technology which enables it to use the waste heat from the gas turbine exhaust to produce steam in the heat recovery steam generator. It is a multi fuel gas turbine power plant with the capability of using natural gas, low sulphur furnace oil and high speed diesel to generate electricity.
The symbol “KAPCO” is being used by the stock exchange for the shares of Kot Addu Power Company Limited.