US contractor Bechtel has won the engineering, procurement and construction contract for Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi Stage 3 liquefied natural gas project.

Bechtel confirmed it has entered into a lump-sum, turnkey EPC for the Corpus Christi expansion, while Cheniere on Monday issued a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) so that Bechtel can commence early engineering, procurement and other site work.

Corpus Christi Stage 3 project is a fully permitted development consisting of up to seven mid-scale liquefaction trains, each with an expected capacity of approximately 1.49