Canadian liquefied natural gas player Steelhead LNG is taking steps to prepare for the front-end engineering and design phase of its Sarita LNG development on Canada's southwest coast.

Sources said WorleyParsons has been working on the pre-FEED aspect of the project, and that Steelhead is engaging with potential contractors about their suitability for performing FEED work.

The Canadian operator is seeking information from contractors about their technical capabilities and capacities, and relevant cost estimates for the engineering, procurement and construction of LNG facilities.