Preliminary construction work to begin June 9

Preliminary work will start soon on the construction phase of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project. Beginning June 9, Ames Construction will be moving personnel into the area in preparation for the beginning of plant construction later this summer.\

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is adding hydroelectric generators and equipment to the existing Red Rock Dam. The project is expected to be completed in 2018. MRES is an organization of 61 member municipalities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. MRES supplies its members with wholesale electricity and a wide range of energy-related services.

MRES, in March, selected Ames Construction of Burnsville, Minn., as general contractor for the power plant. Ames is a family-owned enterprise that was established in 1963. The company has extensive experience in large, complex construction projects in many industries and sectors including energy.