JACOBS Engineering Group has signed a multi-year engineering services agreement with ConocoPhillips for work on the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island.

The company did not disclose the value of the contract, which will see it support the capital of the Curtis Island facility after work on it is completed.

Jacobs’ scope of work includes engineering studies, Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) services, and detail design including procurement, commissioning and construction support for sustaining capital and mid-cap projects over four years.

The agreement has the option to extend for a further four years, Jacobs said.

There are two LNG trains at the facility, each able to produce 4.5 million tonnes per year.

First LNG is expected from Train 1 in mid-2015, with Train 2 startup expected between six and nine months later.

The footprint of the Curtis Island plant is designed to accommodate future growth, with the potential to house up to four LNG trains. ConocoPhillips operates the facility on behalf of Australia Pacific LNG.

Jacobs group vice president Phil Lory said the group was pleased to continue its relationship with ConocoPhillips.

“This sustaining capital agreement supports our client focused, long term project program strategy in Australia, and we look forward to leveraging our global capability to support ConocoPhillips and the Australia Pacific LNG team in their goal to maintain a safe, efficient LNG facility,” he said.