A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has won an owner’s engineer contract from Cameron LNG for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the US.

The new plant to be located in Hackberry, Louisiana, will produce up to 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

As part of the agreement, Foster Wheeler will provide technical assistance for project development, execute front-end engineering to support permit applications to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and develop technical specifications

The scope of work also include invitation to bid packages for engineering, procurement, and construction; and integration with existing Cameron LNG facilities with option for additional work as the project develops.

Foster Wheeler chief operating officer Umberto della Sala said the company is pleased that Cameron LNG has selected Foster Wheeler to fulfill the role of owner’s engineer up to the EPC phase of the project.

"With our proven track record of executing safe, successful LNG liquefaction projects, we are well positioned to respond to opportunities provided by the drive to monetize gas resources in the U.S. Market," added Sala.