Hatch Mott MacDonald expanded its footprint in Lousiana with the aquisition of New Orleans-based Lambert Engineers, May 14. The deal enables Hatch Mott MacDonald to bolster it suite of engineering services, covering the transportation, environmental, coastal, oil & gas, and water sectors. Company executives noted that the acquisition also adds experienced staff, who are members of the local community and understand its needs.

“Joining Hatch Mott MacDonald offers our local staff the expertise and resources that we need to undertake significant engineering and environmental projects in southern Louisiana,” said Dennis Lambert, a principal owner of Lambert Engineers, in a statement. “We are excited at the prospect of offering a greatly expanded array of services and increased capacity to our network of area clients. We will now be able to undertake and deliver projects that were previously well beyond the reach of Lambert Engineers.”

Nicholas DeNichilo, president and CEO of Hatch Mott MacDonald, added in a statement that the deal will help Hatch Mott MacDonald participate in the infrastructure revitalization that is underway along the Gulf coast.

Lambert Engineers, which has offices in New Orleans and in Jefferson Parish, has been providing services in the New Orleans area since 1999. Principal owners Dennis and Donald Lambert are fourth-generation New Orleans engineering and construction professionals. Many of the company's projects involve environmental documentation, civil engineering, and construction engineering services for highway, airport, and coastal projects.