A strong partner for the Flemish Region, the Northern part of Belgium
Aquafin was established by the Flemish Region in 1990, for the purpose of expanding, operating and pre-financing the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Flanders. The Flemish Environmental Holding is the sole shareholder in Aquafin.Aquafin collects household wastewater from the municipal sewers in collector sewers and transports it to wastewater treatment plants, where it is treated in accordance with European and Flemish standards.
Over a period of twenty years, the company evolved from a new player in the sector into a many-faceted partner for all the actors involved in the implementation of an integrated water policy in Flanders. Our strength is unmistakeably in the combination of vision, expansion and management of the wastewater treatment infrastructure. The feedback between each of the steps makes it possible to have an integrated vision with respect to water treatment. The Flemish Region, the municipalities and the drinking water companies appreciate our technical expertise, our knowledge of the area, and our innovative attitude. Aquafin is also a much sought after partner in research projects, both in Belgium and abroad, which are aimed at implementing the European Water framework directive.
Commercial services for Flemish municipalities
Aquafin provides services for the expansion and management of the municipal sewage system as well. A city or municipality may choose to have a long-term partnership by means of a concession, or it can allocate ad-hoc tasks to Aquafin. Besides this there is the possibility of joining in with the joint ventures that Aquafin has concluded with the water companies AWW and TMVW (rio-link), VMW (RioAct and Rio-P) and Vivaqua. There are several other players active on the municipal market, but Aquafin has the largest market share counting municipalties and people equivalents.
Commercial services through daughter company Aquaplus NV
The Flemish government encourages Aquafin to market the company’s knowhow and experience abroad. Therefore, our daughter company Aquaplus (100% subsidiary) was founded as an international contracting entity for Aquafin’s expertise.