(EnergyAsia, April 4 2012, Wednesday) — US engineering firm Fluor Corp said it has secured a contract from Petronas Gas Berhad, a subsidiary of the Malaysian state oil and gas company, to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Malaysia.

The regasification terminal will supply gas to an adjacent 300-megawatt combined cycle power plant in the town of Lahad Datu in the eastern state of Sabah. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2012.

Fluor will be utilising local subcontractors and suppliers for various facets of the project.

The company said the contract strengthens its position in Malaysia where it is performing other projects in the oil refining sector and in the LNG regasification business.

Ken Choudhary, senior vice president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business, said:

“We are pleased to add another significant LNG project to the growing relationship between the Petronas Group and Fluor in Malaysia. This LNG terminal will help address additional power generation needs, which in turn, will contribute to further industrial and economic development in the region.”

Fluor was previously part of a joint venture that provided Petronas with preliminary engineering services for a new LNG liquefaction plant at the existing facility in Bintulu in nearby Sarawak state.

Fluor Corp, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, designs, builds and maintains many of the world’s most challenging and complex projects.