Russia’s Gazprom has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a small liquefied natural gas plant in the north-west of Russia to its traditional contractor, Moscow-based Peton research and engineering institute.

Gazprom said it will pay about 126.7 billion rubles ($2 billion) to Peton to design, build and commission the plant near the Baltic Sea port of Vyborg by the end of 2018.