Freeport LNG Expansion LP entered into a contract for front-end engineering and design with a joint venture of Zachry Industrial Inc. and CB&I Inc. for the Freeport Liquefaction Project near Freeport, TX.

Under the FEED contract, the joint venture will engineer and design three liquefaction trains (each rated at 4.4 million tons per year) and corresponding pretreatment facilities to be located near the existing Freeport LNG Regasification Terminal that is owned and operated by Freeport LNG's parent company, Freeport LNG Development LP.

 Within the three-train design, the joint venture will develop a fixed-price, fixed-schedule proposal for both one-train initial and two-train initial developments.

Freeport LNG can then choose the optimum size of the initial phase of the project based upon customer demand and financing considerations.

In addition, the design of the three-train project will allow for the efficient expansion of additional liquefaction trains and pretreatment facilities after the initial development has commenced.