Italian contractor Saipem has signed an initial agreement with Singapore LNG (SLNG) for construction of the next phase of a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Lion City.

Several contracting sources said that Saipem, as lead contractor, has signed a memorandum of understanding with SLNG covering the fourth-phase expansion of the latter's LNG terminal on Jurong Island, with engineering, procurement and construction activities expected to start in September.