Phase one of an approximate $1.6 million project at Associated Electric Cooperative’s New Madrid Power Plant was completed during the summer by St. Louis.-based Haberberger Inc. The mechanical contracting firm was hired to remove and replace actuators on the turbine control valves in Units 1 and 2 at the plant.

The first phase included construction of the first turbine. Construction on the second turbine began in September. The project, which is expected to be finished this month, involves demolishing the existing turbine control tubing in each unit and removing and replacing the actuators on the turbine control valves. Two hydraulic pumps also will be installed and stainless steel tubing will be added from the pumps to the individual actuators.