Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) LNG has awarded master services agreement (MSA) to Technip for the $6.9bn LNG export terminal on Monkey Island in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.

As per the MSA, Technip will undertake engineering services required to develop the 12 million tons per annum (mtpa) LNG project.

The company also will provide front end engineering design (FEED) services and will support the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process for the project.

Technip North America onshore business unit chief operating officer Harvey Vigneault said: “Our experienced team of LNG and project professionals will utilise their extensive experience and expertise to place the Monkey Island LNG project in the best position moving forward.

“This award will add to Technip’s depth of recent projects the company has participated in along the US Gulf Coast region, as well as strengthen its longstanding leadership position in LNG projects globally.”

Technip will execute the contract from its operating center in Houston, Texas, US.

SCT&E LNG chairman and CEO Greg Michaels said: “Technip has more than 50 years of LNG experience, which includes the first baseload LNG liquefaction project.

“Overall, their extensive experience, especially in recent US Gulf Coast LNG projects, and their assigned project team were key factors in our decision to select Technip.”

The SCT&E LNG project comprises three natural gas liquefaction trains, each with 4 mtpa capacity.

In May, SCT&E LNG signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a natural gas supplier for the supply of natural gas for 20-year fixed price from the proposed LNG facility.