Our Company

Everyone should have access to affordable, reliable, cleaner energy. Yet, too many lack this critical element for quality of life and economic growth. While cleaner fuels like natural gas are abundant, there are regions in the world with outdated infrastructure that prevents the transition to cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy. New Fortress Energy was founded in 2014 with a commitment to help accelerate this transformation globally.

We deliver completely integrated and customized energy solutions to our customers to help them benefit from natural gas. We develop our projects from end-to-end, funding construction with our own capital and managing the entire process. We have world-class expertise in power, infrastructure, transportation and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and have developed a proven track record building and operating liquefaction facilities, onshore and offshore regasification terminals, pipelines, power plants and various small-scale solutions.

With our ongoing projects, New Fortress Energy has an established logistics chain that enables us to deliver natural gas quickly and efficiently to customers of all sizes around the world.

Our story began with a transformation of our own. Seeking to convert a freight rail to run on cleaner, more efficient fuel, our founder created New Fortress Energy and built Florida’s first LNG production facility. While supplying LNG as an alternative fuel source to transportation projects and local industries, we saw the potential to deliver LNG to customers around the world seeking reliable, affordable energy. Soon after, New Fortress Energy invested significant funds in Jamaica to deliver the country’s first LNG. Since then, we have embarked on an international expansion, driven by our vision of a world in which electricity is no longer a luxury good.

Our Founder

Wesley R. Edens is co-founder and co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm. Under his leadership, Fortress has developed and owned transportation and infrastructure projects across the world and built industry-leading businesses in real estate, health care, financial services, media and entertainment.

Mr. Edens founded New Fortress Energy in 2014 and has since led the effort to grow the company into a global, fully integrated energy infrastructure company with LNG production facilities and terminals operating across North America and the Caribbean.

He has also been the catalyst for the development of Brightline (recently rebranded Virgin Trains USA), the first privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States.

Mr. Edens is a trustee and longtime supporter of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation and an active philanthropist. Amongst other contributions, he and his family established The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University and a research fund to focus on solving international infectious diseases and environmental health hazards.

Mr. Edens is also co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and Aston Villa Football Club.