Technip announced it was awarded an engineering contract by Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. for a liquefied natural gas project slated for development on Lelu Island, British Columbia.
The facility will have the capacity to process 6 million tons of LNG per year. Technip said its engineering work would be finished by the middle of next year.
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said the contract is a step needed to facilitate economic ties overseas.
"LNG development is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a foothold in a global industry, create well-paying jobs for British Columbians today, and keep us on the path to a debt-free British Columbia," she said in a statement.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tried to woo Asian markets to his country's energy sector. The Canadian energy sector relies heavily on the United States.
Brent, WTI unable to hold rally
Producers call for end to oil export ban