An affiliate of Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd. has launched a company to develop and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure projects. 

WaveCrest Energy LLC  would develop, construct, operate and own LNG regasification, power and downstream infrastructure assets.

The company initially would primarily serve Latin American and Asian markets to establish and develop demand for natural gas. The company plans to work to reduce direct emissions in these areas by improving access to the relatively low-carbon emitting fuel.

“Global energy demand growth, coupled with an increasing focus on climate change, positions natural gas as a key energy source in the transition to a low-carbon energy future,” said WaveCrest CEO Rob Bryngelson. “WaveCrest is...