BIG Investment Introduction
Our Vision and Mission
Business Model. Modus Operandi
BIG CEO Message
Sector of Interest
Product and Services
BIG in the Market. BIG Partner
Example of Projects
Arabic World Information
BIG Investment (where BIG means Business Introduction to Gulf) is a
private company originally established in the UAE with the goal of
building a stable and reliable network of European companies that,
in their line of business, can express high levels of excellence
providing emerging markets with cutting-edge solutions (products and services)
in some advanced technology fields.
BIG Investment mission is bringing strategic technology and top-skilled human
resources from Europe to the GCC area.
For the purpose of achieving these goals BIG Investment has played
the key-role in two directions: establishing reliable and long-term
partnerships with European companies in various sectors and reaching
agreements with influential decision makers in the GCC region aimed
at getting projects for the foreign companies that can contribute to
the development of the region.
BIG Investment’s role is by no means to be valued as a broker,
because we are not brokers: we want to support the long-term presence
of foreign companies in the area and cooperate with them by providing
essential, time & cost saving services at various levels.
For the sectors of interest, the company has got the trade
license n. 594958 issued by the Economical Development Department of Dubai (UAE).
BIG Investment is based in Dubai, P.O. Box 171190,
and has also been operating in Abu Dhabi and the other
UAE Emirates as well as in the other GCC countries, such as
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait through BIG
Investment representative offices, established either
directly by BIG UAE or in partnership with local companies.
BIG is currently establishing BIG ARABIA in Saudi Arabia.
The company has stipulated joint ventures and established
relationships with prestigious local companies and decision
makers, strengthening its asset and resource capability
and promoting many projects in the infrastructure and
construction sectors along with with their partners.
Some further information on BIG Investment, their management
and the general proposal to the foreign companies for the
GCC market can be founded out on the document
BIG Investment proposal for a foreign companies to
enter the GCC market to execute projects.
BIG aims to play a major role in various domains in terms of trading and business
between two leading regions in the world: Middle East and
Europe by fostering cultural and resources exchange.
We have a great desire of creating opportunities, on a regional basis in the civil,
industrial, agricultural, trade sectors, by assisting all companies
to establish an effective and successful presence in the Middle East.
We would also like to facilitate innovative investments of
Arabian resources including UAE into European industrial realities.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENHANCING OUR BASIC SUCCESSFUL KEY FACTORS:
In the following pictures the BIG Business Model is roughly drawn:
The standard Modus Operandi is made up of some main steps:
BIG has established sound partnerships & links with European companies
working in the sectors of interest (construction, infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, ...);
(See more about BIG Members)
BIG establishes partnerships and agreements with potential GCC and MENA Customers,
issuers of large projects.
Depending on type and size of projects, BIG involves the most suitable European
company (company partner) to carry out projects.
BIG and the company partner establish a local organization (through a LLC
newco or a FZ newco) - where the company partner is the majority shareholder
and has got the responsibility of the newco operations - to be stably present
and support project operations and customer account activity.
(click on BIG procedure to establish a newco in the UAE with the BIG sponsorship)
“Enhancing the knowledge and business mentality of UAE and GCC society
was our mission since the very beginning by providing a high quality
and unique products and services in order to apply and develop a healthy
and peaceful community.
...we always look forward to expand our abilities in producing the highest
service possible by bringing the latest and state-of-art technologies and
trends, in some strategic and demanding sectors, with keeping traditional
and commonly accepted methods.
..And for that, BIG INVESTMENT aims to represent a dual matrix of
opportunities and cooperation between two of the most important regions
in the world, in terms of resources, culture, manpower, history and
of course market, which are Middle East and Europe.
..For this very reason BIG INVESTMENT Group wants to stand for a
new paradigm of bilateral trade and business between Middle East ,
one of the world’s richest region, and Europe, the world’s largest market.
The ultimate goal of BIG investment is to be the leading window of industrial,
agricultural, financial and cultural exchange between MENA and Europe”.
BIG Investment has been operating in the following main sectors:
Engineering Infrastructure: bridges, tunnels, roads, ports, airports,
marine platforms and very large floating structures (VLFS), railway
networks with related service structures, public environment with
landscaping & irrigation, street lighting.
Construction: residential, commercial, office buildings, hospitals,
hotels, industrial buildings, stadiums and sports plants, leisure
centres. Civil works and MEP integrated systems. Low-cost and
pre-casting solutions for popular target housing and standard / ordinary buildings.
Water and Energy: water generation and distribution, water networks
and related management systems. Renewable energy generation (photovoltaic,
solar thermal, and geothermal systems). Traditional energy generation
(turbine power station, co-generation system). Electricity substations
and transmission & distribution networks.
Oil and Gas: extraction, refining and distribution refining industries.
Upstream, midstream and downstream solutions customized according
to customer needs. Engineering Consultancy Services
Waste treatment and disposal: with gas co-generation (biogas) and
environmental cleanup systems. Wastewater and sewage management
for residential and industrial buildings and infrastructures.
Innovative treatment solutions to produce solid fractions to
be used as natural fertilizers and liquid fraction to be used
for industrial and irrigation works.
Telecommunications integrated products and services for
turnkey networking rollout, towers and structures, active/passive transmission systems.
IP solutions and IT network implementation. Fiber Cable network.
Global engineering services and consultancy.
Security logical and physical
security services for private and public institutions and organizations
as well as private organizations, such as banks, finance, hotels,
hospitals, industry, commercial sites, etc..
The companies selected by BIG to join BIG Investment Group
(see more on Business Model and Modus Operandi) have been
focused on projects relevant to the sectors of interest and
can respond and agree to the BIG sponsorship program
(BIG procedure to establish a NWECO with BIG Sponsorship) in order
to establish a local presence in the UAE and/or in another
country under the cover of BIG.
BIG Investment intends to sponsor European companies in
the reference Market Area, providing them with some fundamental accompany services, such as:
BIG Investment can settle a qualified set of environmental
factors and conditions for the entrepreneurs interested, such as:
BIG Investment offers the possibility to get essential sponsorship
useful to law and local custom but, above all,
to introduce the companies in an operational flow
aimed to achieve excellent economic results.
BIG Investment is also ready to evaluate a
simpler solution for the company in case a LLC
type is not requested and the settlment of a newco
in a Free Zone (FZ Newco) can be considered a more
viable solution. With regard to this issue,
BIG has established a preferred relationships with
the Ras Al Khaimah Trade Free Zone, that can offer
competitive, cost-saving and efficient conditions
to the companies sponsored by BIG Investment.
A foreign company must guarantee on the territory - through the established newco:
In the cooperation with company partners, BIG Investment can take
responsibility of the following matters:
Definitively, for the companies BIG Investment builds strategic long-term
relationships / joint ventures (JV) with those well-established Middle
East local partners that can favor BIG Group's penetration into the
market and make easier and more viable the acquisition of first projects
in virtue of their qualification status within the Government organizations.
The Companies that have agreed to join BIG Investment
to improve their presence in the Area work in different sectors
where they supply experience and know-how.
BIG Investment has established well-defined sponsorship +
or partnerships programs aimed to realize EPC or engineering
projects with these companies.
Thanks to the network of experienced European partners,
such as Propuestas de Valor (Spain), Emmegi and Partners
(Italy), In.Opera (Italy), BIG Investment has also
established contacts and relationships with several
companies that at any time BIG can involve in large
projects and with whom, therefore, BIG can start
discussing more stable and long-term cooperation
agreements; among them we can count:
Grupo Essentium, Sacyr, Valoriza, OHL, Abeima/Albengoa,GEA21, Zener from Spain;
Selitunnel, Dondi Costruzioni, Coiro Engineering, RAM Power, Consorzio
Telemaco, Infrastrutture & Gestioni, Enerco Distribuzione, Ivitel, from Italy.
BIG Investment has carried out an unremitting effort to establish the most suitable agreements with serious and reliable companies, according to the WIN-WIN logic and two simple rules:
The final purpose of the BIG action being bringing advanced and strategic technology
into the ME market, some benefits to the Market derived
from the BIG approach and action can be pointed out:
The Market Customers are represented by Institutions, Authorities and Organizations of the most important Governements of the GCC area, that BIG Investment is used to addressing directly or through the cooperation with some strategic partners.
Among them, it is a pleasure and a honor to mention:
Dorsch Gruppe Abu Dhabi (www.dorsch.ae) for projects the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait
Saudi Binladen Group (www.sbg.com.sa) for project in Saudi Arabia
Kuwait & Gulf Link Holding (KGL Holding) (www.kgl.com) for projects in Kuwait and some other CGG countries
ORASCOM Construction Industries (www.orascomci.com) for projects in ME area
Nahas Enterprises Group (www.nahas-group.com) for projects in ME area.
Suhail Group for projects in the UAE
Daoud & Partners Co. LLC (www.daouco.com) for projects in the GCC area.
Here we are a list of some projects executed by BIG partner companies.
Currently, BIG partner companies are involved in some projects in the following sectors:
moreover, short-term projects are extensively expected in the Oil&Gas sector.
All documents are in pdf format.
It gives a short presentation of BIG Investment, their management,
the GCC market opportunities and the proposal from BIG to the foreign companies.
(Italian version, the English one is on progress). It gives an essential
presentation of main steps required to establish a LLC newco in the UAE.
Also the case of a Free Zone (FZ) newco is considered.
It gives a short review of the main technology sectors
where BIG Investement is interested in working.
It gives a short review of the Services provided by
BIG Investment in each situation a company can be
interested in: either the settlement of a newco in
the UAE / other GCC country or different services
relevant to some specific requirements from the company.
It gives a short presentation of the proposal
for a company to work in the oil&gas sector
where BIG has established a strategic
Joint Venture with Dorsch Gruppe Abu Dhabi.
It is the summerized official presentation of BIG Investment.
BIG Investment is pleased to present a proposal for
companies that have never worked in the UAE and in the other GCC
countries and are interested in concretely verifying the opportunity
to work in that area.
BIG Investment LLC and Dorsch Gruppe Abu Dhabi have established a
long-term partnership to jointly approach and work in a number of
technological sectors: construction, infrastructure, water, energy,
In this last sector they are looking for companies interested in
quickly deepen the subject matter.
For more details please refer to the Document: BIG proposal for oil&gas sector.
Along with its partner Caldani Middle East, BIG is strongly interested
in exploring the possibility to design and realize plants to treat
solid waste through a process that can deliver - as a solid fraction
output - some natural fertilizers highly competitive with the
chemical ones and capable of improving the quality of soil for
For that reason, BIG Investment and Caldani Middle East have
started a program of meetings with some important interlocutors
of the area, such as Abu Dhabi Emirate, Qatar and Kuwait
Governements in cooperation with Aquaser, a company belonging
to Italian ACEA Group, and the Università della Tuscia, from Italy too.
Both of these potential partners have been working on this
issue for a long time.
Some months ago, BIG Investment had planned some business
trips in Iraq along with its strategical partner in the area,
Dorsch Gruppe Abu Dhabi, to verify how to boost its presence
in that intensive demanding market. Contacts with prestigious
Iraqy partners had already been activated and progressed
with the goal to study how setting development operations
in the low-cost housing, hospitals, energy production, water
treatment and distribution areas.
Due to a number of reasons, connected to the general situation
of that area, the Iraq projects has been postponed for some time.
As soon as BIG and Dorsch can positively value the evolution and
progresses in the area, they will be eager to reconsider
the plan and start to implement it.
BIG is currently focusing strong interest on solutions capable
of generating drinkable water from air, by condensing and properly
filtering the water steam contained in the atmosphere.
Even though the current state-of-art does not allow to design
and produce devices capable of generating more than some thousand
liters a day, nevertheless it seems to be promising to work in
this subject matter to satisfy drinkable water needs from local / isolated
community or group of people (such as residential, health care,
officies, school, tourism, off-shore appls,...).
Water must be bacteriologically safe with no chemical disinfectant
to be used.
BIG is ready to talk with any experienced company to progress
in this project and is ready to join any investment initiative
in the MENA area aimed to:
1.distribute air-to-water (AWG) devices wherever temperature and
relative humidity allow them to be efficient and effective;
2.establish local factory to assembly these devices;
3.work on technology to increase the device capacity and throughput.
In this section you can find some useful link to well-known sites where various information is provided in different scopes.
We will periodically update the list of links.
There is no presumption to be exaustive or dictate where and how someone can take info and news of interest, only the desire to give a little help, based on our experience. Thanks.
AME info.com (www.ameinfo.com) to get business information on ME
UAE interact (www.uaeinteract.com) to get general info on United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Municipality (www.adm.gov.ae) to get info on Abu Dhabi Municipality
SAMIRAD (Saudi Arabia market Information..) (wwwsaudinf.com) to get info on Saudi Arabia Market
MEED business information on Middle East (www.meed.com)
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