About us

SPAQUE is an organisation with many roles, specialising in the decontamination of contaminated soil, that works for the benefit of Wallonia, its environment, its economy and the management of the region.

The company

SPAQUE is a key player in the economic and sustainable development of Wallonia, decontaminating contaminated brownfield sites and landfills, developing renewable energy projects and participating in redevelopment projects for rehabilitated sites.

Thanks to the expertise of our 85 employees, we manage the entire process of decontaminating a contaminated site. Since 2000, SPAQUE has rehabilitated 1,056 hectares of brownfield sites, of which 599 have been redeveloped and 387 are undergoing redevelopment.

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Mission, vision and values

our mission

Our environment is essential for everyone, and our balanced, innovative approach to contamination management makes us a key player in environmental preservation and economic regeneration.

our vision

Working with SPAQUE means joining forces with an agile company with motivated staff, recognised skills and sought-after expertise that people love working for and with.

our values

  • EFFICIENCY : we achieve our goals efficiently by optimising the use of internal and external resources, and demonstrating proactivity and innovation.
  • COHESION : we achieve a common goal through a constructive spirit and teamwork, pooling our talents and intelligence.
  • INTEGRITY : we act consistently, ethically and with respect for everyone at all  times.
  • QUALITY : we approach our work with great care and professionalism.
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A player in economic development

Over the years, SPAQUE has become a major player in the economy of Wallonia. For almost 30 years, it has contributed to the activity of many companies that have worked on the brownfield sites and landfills it rehabilitates.

These companies come from sectors as diverse as civil engineering, waste management, research, consultancy and laboratory analysis, not to mention many other subcontractors.

At the same time, SPAQUE is also a player in the economic development of Wallonia through its shareholdings. Seven of the companies in which it holds shares make up a cluster whose job involves the collection, management and recycling of inert and construction waste. Through them, SPAQUE is involved in managing around fifteen treatment and recovery centres for this type of waste throughout Wallonia.

In this cluster, Recynam, Recyhoc, Recyliège, Recymex and Valorem are public/private joint ventures in which SPAQUE holds over twenty-five percent of the shares on behalf of the Walloon Region.

In addition to this group of specialist companies, SPAQUE holds shares in other companies where it represents the Walloon Region. In particular, it is a shareholder of Sedisol, the company responsible for dredging sediment from Walloon waterways, and Tradecowall, a cooperative waste management company in Wallonia.

Finally, SPAQUE has a subsidiary, Gepart, of which it is the sole shareholder, for the management of European funds.

SPAQUE : a few key dates

SPAQuE was founded in 1991 as a subsidiary of SRIW (Regional Investment Company of Wallonia) to manage the rehabilitation of landfills such as Mellery, Anton, Cronfestu and Florzé. At the time, the company had five employees.
Four years later, that number had quadrupled.

Over the years, SPAQUE has been responsible for the planning and rehabilitation of other landfills, including Hensies and Les Isnes.

In 2000, SPAQUE became a specialist company with 35 employees. It entered into its first service contract. Money from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) was allocated to the rehabilitation of sites such as Bois Saint-Jean and Moulin Dambot. SPAQuE also works to remove illegal tyre dumps.

In 2005, a second service contract was signed. Funds from the Marshall Plan Marshall were allocated to the rehabilitation of sites such as Chimeuse Ouest, Aciérie
Aciérie Allard, Cokerie Flémalle, Carcoke Tertre, SAFEA and Tubize Plastics.

In 2008, new ERDF funds were allocated to the rehabilitation of brownfield sites such as Papeterie Godin and Boch Keramis.

The Green Marshall Plan.2 was introduced in 2010 and allocated 7 new sites to SPAQUE to rehabilitate, while 27 others were held back and subjected to soil analysis.

By 2016, over its 25 years in business, SPAQUE had worked on several hundred sites (brownfield sites, landfills and tyre dumps) throughout Wallonia. It is a stakeholder in the ERDF 2014-2020 programme.

SPAQUE entered into a new management contract with the Walloon Government in 2019.

In 2020, SPAQUE started a new chapter in its history by offering a new range of contaminated soil management services to all its public and private partners.

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