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MC Industrial and Ameren Missouri Launch Phase One of the Bagnell Dam Anchoring Project


 

Warren Witt, director of hydro operations Ameren Missouri  & Mike Hartwig, project director MC Industrial

MC Industrial, Inc. a McCarthy Holdings company, and Ameren Missouri announced at a recent media event 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:  

Warren Witt, director of hydro operations Ameren Missouri & Mike Hartwig, project director MC Industrial 

 

  • 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’ve been a longstanding construction partner to Ameren on multiple power projects and are pleased to be their construction partner on this significant hydropower project 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 the Bagnell Dam providing clean energy to the surrounding community.”

Construction work will go by section, with most of this year's activity taking place on the west side of the dam. In addition, 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."

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