A milestone in Bigen’s history is its rapid geographical growth from a one man operation, operating from one location, to a continental leader with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and Tanzania.
Today, the Group has a regional footprint in more than 19 countries and regards further expansion into Africa as the foundation for future growth. Target countries are selected based on economic opportunity, ease of doing business, value alignment and other country risk factors.
Bigen responds to Africa’s unique social and economic development needs with a blend of financial, technical, environmental, institutional and development advisory & impact services across the real estate, energy, water, health, agriculture and transportation sectors. Actualising development impact is at the heart of our infrastructure solutions and encapsulated in our human-centric approach to meeting Africa-specific infrastructure needs with a lasting legacy for all our clients.
We follow a pro-active partnership strategy as a driver of earnings and we work with like-minded local, regional and global partners to create social and economic benefit and long-term impact from and around the infrastructure we deliver. Our partnership strategy proactively leverages multi-disciplinary capabilities, drives earnings and is integral to the way we do business.
Our active engagement with European, Scandinavian and Canadian international development firms, as well as local and regional public and private sector partners, continually affirms our position as a partner of choice in Africa.
The Bafokeng Rasimone Mine Grey Water Re-Use Plant project comprised of Water balance assessment and WCDM strategy, Dynamic water balance, Construction monitoring of north and south shaft dewatering pump stations and phase 1 reclamation plant.
The Lonmin Integrated Water Conservation project included the development of the water balance and identification and conceptual design of water conservation and demand management initiatives.
Bigen assessed regional water resources and developed a water resource development strategy for these operations, including innovative irrigation efficiency improvements and water license ‘swops’.