MC Industrial, Inc. , a McCarthy Holdings company, and Ameren Missouri recently announced the official launch of phase one in reconstruction work of the Bagnell Dam, located in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
MC Industrial was selected by Ameren Missouri as the general contractor for the Bagnell Dam Anchoring project, a $52 million investment in major structural and anchoring upgrades on the dam. The project team mobilized on site in March for the 18-month project, and began construction work in April with the first of three work phases:
- Installation of 68 new post-tension anchors to help hold the dam to the underlying bedrock.
- New concrete added between the highway piers to add weight to the dam.
- New concrete overlay to replace worn and cracked concrete on the east and west sections.
“We have worked with Ameren on multiple power projects and are honored to be leading construction on this significant and exciting hydropower project for Ameren,” said Mike Hartwig, MC Industrial project manager. “The MC Industrial team’s expertise in heavy civil and major dam rehabilitation ensures a safe and high quality project outcome, as well as the long term sustainability of Bagnell Dam, which provides clean energy to the surrounding community.”
Construction work will go by section of the dam, with most of this year’s activity taking place on the west side of the dam. Construction work has been scheduled for weekdays during daylight hours to maximize convenience to lake-area residents and vacationers.
“This project is about keeping this vital asset providing clean energy in the long-term, using the best possible engineering available today,” said Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri. “Osage Energy Center just marked its 85th year in service. Completing this project will ensure it operates reliably and safely, affording the quality of life for hundreds of thousands who enjoy all that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer each year.”
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company’s electric rates are among the lowest in the nation.
MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.