South Korean conglomerate Samsung is making a bold foray into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant market in North America with the design of a key export facility in Texas.

Samsung Engineering, South Korea’s largest engineering firm, is expected to soon nab a deal worth potentially more than $1 billion for the design and construction of a gas export terminal in Brownsville. The project with Texas LNG LLC will mark the company’s first major deal in the LNG plant sector. The start…