Jun 27, 2014 at 7:49 am
The University of North Dakota is five million dollars closer to building the new Collaborative Energy Complex for the College of Engineering and Mines. The donation by the Hess Corporation along with a two-point-five million dollar state match pushes fundraising for the 15-million dollar project to eleven-point-eight million dollars. Governor Jack Dalrymple says the check is another example of the energy opportunities in North Dakota.
Hess North Dakota GM Steve McNally says the complex will allow the industry to hire local talent to meet future employment needs.
The petroleum engineering program at UND started with four students in 2010 has will enroll over 200 students this Fall. Hess was the first company to drill oil in North Dakota back in 1951.
KNOX / Doug Barrett