Iselin, N.J. — Hatch Mott MacDonald announced the further expansion of its growing Coastal Engineering and Ports practice with the acquisition of Coast & Harbor Engineering, a professional engineering firm founded in 2003 with offices in New Orleans; San Francisco; Austin, Texas; Delray Beach, Fla.; and Edmonds, Wash.

Coast & Harbor Engineering focuses on the protection and restoration of coastlines, the development of port and harbor infrastructure, and navigation-related projects. Some notable projects include the Cameron Parish Shoreline Restoration Project, the Village of Surfside Shoreline Stabilization Project, and the Port Canaveral Harbor-Wide Surge Analysis Project.

Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Hatch Mott MacDonald, said, “The impact of Hurricane Sandy, as well as other natural events, has underscored the importance of coastal restoration and enhancing the resiliency of infrastructure at a time when the impact of weather is more and more severe and unpredictable. We are delighted to welcome Coast & Harbor to the HMM family as part of our rapidly growing Coastal Engineering and Ports practice.”

Hugo Bermudez, Principal Coastal Engineer of Coast & Harbor Engineering, said, “We are excited by the opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing and most innovative engineering companies in North America. At a time when ports and coastal infrastructure are increasingly multimodal, access to the broad-based resources of HMM will make it possible for us to compete for larger and more complex projects than ever before. Our current clients should also be pleased with the greater range of expertise we can bring to bear on their challenges.”