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Success in global infrastructure projects

International infrastructure projects are large, complex and require a lot of time to complete. Because of their scope, they generally involve significant investments and are usually completed by project companies established specifically for the project in question. How can you, as a Swiss SME, take part in such projects? What do you need to keep in mind and which partners is it worth working with?

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According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, about 8% percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of  the respective country was spent on the construction and maintenance of public and private infrastructure in 2015. If you add – as the World Bank does – oil and gas, mining and real estate, the investments amount to 14% of GDP. It’s a lucrative market that is highly competitive, but offers numerous opportunities.

What to be aware of as an SME
What exactly does infrastructure involve and which sectors are particularly full of potential for Swiss SMEs? Our fact sheet answers these questions and offers an initial overview. It also addresses issues on financing, project development and collaboration in consortia or with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms.

Partners and further support for you
We have the right partners at our side, and you can benefit from this too; SERV, Swissmem, Swissrail and SECO’s central coordinating office are on hand to provide their services, expertise and networks to assist you with infrastructure projects. Read our fact sheet for more information.

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