ENGlobal Corp. has been awarded a $5 million contract to provide engineering and procurement support services for a cryogenic processing plant being built in Carroll County, OH, and owned by Utica East Ohio Midstream LLC (UEO).

According to the Houston-based company, ENGlobal will conduct engineering and procurement support services for a control room and a condensate stabilization unit at the plant in Leesville, and will also perform site grading and design integration services for a 200 MMcf/d cryogenic unit. ENGlobal said it plans to begin working on the project immediately, with completion expected in 2Q2014.

UEO is a joint venture (JV) of M3 Ohio Gathering LLC, EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP) and Access Midstream Partners LP, the last of which was formerly part of Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP (see Shale Daily, Dec. 13, 2012). The JV plans to invest about $900 million over the next five years developing the largest integrated midstream service complex in eastern Ohio.

Two other facilities — a cryogenic processing facility in Kensington and a fractionation facility near Scio — are part of the UEO project. The facilities are in neighboring Columbiana and Harrison counties, respectively, and will be connected with the Leesville plant by about 60 miles of both 12-inch diameter natural gas gathering lines and 24-inch diameter natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.

According to EVEP, the UEO project, once completed, will have 800 MMcf/d of wet gas processing capacity and 135,000 b/d of NGL fractionation capacity, and will have on-site working storage of 870,000 bbl of NGLs. EVEP holds a 21% stake in UEO’s operations, and a 9% interest in Cardinal Gas Services, which is expanding its low-pressure gathering system in eastern Ohio (see Shale Daily, April 18).