GLDD signs agreement with Texas A&M University

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has entered into agreement with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University to provide funding and technical support for what will become the GLDD Laboratory of Dredging and Coastal Studies.


Lasse Petterson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Great Lakes, and Dr. John Hurtado, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M signed the agreement which further cultivates the long-standing relationship between the University and GLDD.

Commenting the latest news, Lasse Petterson said: “Our Company has had a long and robust relationship with Texas A&M that has included research, participation in dredging short courses, and advocacy for the ocean and coastal engineering profession.”

“This agreement will allow us to formalize and build on that relationship. 

“I noted two years ago that the proximity to Texas A&M at both the College Station and Galveston campuses was an important consideration in our decision to move our corporate headquarters to Houston.”

Dr. Hurtado added that “we have always enjoyed Great Lakes’ ongoing engagement with the College of Engineering and are excited to see our dredging and coastal studies program attract this attention and investment.”

“The Department of Ocean Engineering is an important part of our future as we support not only dredging and coastal challenges but also important natural infrastructure opportunities.

“Great Lakes has always been a major employer of our Texas A&M engineers and we are thankful for their continued support and look forward to growing our relationship.”