Trunkline LNG Export LLC has awarded Technip the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the potential expansion of an existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Lake Charles, LA, to make it an LNG export facility (see Daily GPI, Aug. 8). The project includes an LNG liquefaction plant with export capacity of up to 15 million tonnes per annum. The capacity could be achieved through up to three identical trains, with associated utilities and offsite facilities, as well as the reuse of the existing LNG offloading, storage and marine facilities. Air Products has been selected to supply its C3MR liquefaction process technology for the FEED study. Technip’s operating center in Houston will execute the contract with support from the company’s center in Paris. It is scheduled for completion during the first half of 2014.