(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
SIKESTON -- If you think rebuilding a car engine is a lot of work, try a power plant.
"We have some major items going on currently," said Rick Landers, manager of the Sikeston Power Station.
In operation since 1981, the power plant is a little over halfway through its expected lifespan, according to Landers.
"Most people would say a coal unit will last about 50 years -- a gas unit may have an expected life of 30 years," he said.
With 31 years of operation, it is time for some major upgrades to Sikeston's coal-fired power plant.
"Once in the entire lifecycle of a power plant, the secondary superheater elements and reheater elements are replaced," Landers said.
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