SERVICES company WorleyParsons announced it signed a contract with Steelhead LNG in connection with the proposed Sarita Bay liquefied natural gas project on Vancouver Island, Canada.

The proposed project is a 24 million tonnes per annum land-based facility, jointly developed by energy company Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a self-governing, modern treaty Nation located in the Barclay Sound region on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Outlined in the contract is the delivery of preliminary front end engineering and design studies, geotechnical investigations, environmental impact assessments and permitting approvals support.

WorleyParsons said it will begin the recently awarded activities immediately and will support the project with technical personnel from its offices in Burnaby, Canada and London, England.

WorleyParsons’ chief executive officer Andrew Wood said the company played a key role in the recently completed preliminary assessment and screening stage and looks forward to continuing its relationship with Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations through this next stage of the project.

Steelhead LNG announced in July last year it signed an opportunity development agreement with Huu-ay-aht First Nations to work together to explore developing a LNG project on the Huu-ay-aht First Nations owned land at Sarita Bay.