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Press Release November 26, 2020

Metso Outotec helps rebuild Beirut explosion area

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on November 26[th] November, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EET

Metso Outotec supports the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emergency program in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with UNICEF Finland, by donating equipment which will be used in the reconstruction of the disaster area in order to secure clean water, sanitation and healthier living conditions for thousands of children and families. The donated equipment is expected to arrive in Beirut in December 2020.

The explosion in August caused massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure. The equipment that Metso Outotec donates will be used to clear up the explosion waste, such as concrete from buildings and asphalt from roads and paving. The equipment is also used in recycling and production of aggregates for reconstruction. “When UNICEF approached us for financial support, we realized our equipment could help the people and the destruction area in a very concrete way,” says Eeva Sipilä, the CFO at Metso Outotec. “We are happy that through collaboration with UNICEF, we can offer our expertise and do our share in the enormous effort to rebuild the city.”

Disclaimer UNICEF does not endorse any company brand product or service

 “We are extremely grateful for this donation. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge and there is a high risk of water-borne diseases in the affected area, it is more critical than ever to ensure that children and families have access to safe water and sanitation. With Metso Outotec’s help we will be able to clear the explosion waste and help rebuild sanitation services more rapidly”, says Marja-Riitta Ketola, Executive Director of the Finnish Committee for UNICEF.
The donated equipment includes one Lokotrack® LT106 mobile jaw crusher and two Lokotrack® ST4.8 mobile screens. In addition to the equipment, Metso Outotec will provide training and technical support to operate the equipment.

Caption: Metso Outotec donated Lokotrack® LT106 leaving the factory towards Beirut in October 2020.

Caption: Metso Outotec donated Lokotrack® ST4.8 mobile screen leaving the factory towards Beirut in October 2020.

Further information, please contact: 

Markku Simula, President, Aggregates Business Area, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 40 5798128, email:markku.simula(a)mogroup.com

Eeva Sipilä, CFO, Metso Outotec Corporation, tel.+358204843010, email:eeva.sipila(a)mogroup.com

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, metals refining and recycling industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its pro forma sales for 2019 were about EUR 4.1 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

Metso Outotec Lokotrack LT106
Metso Outotec Lokotrack ST4.8
Beirut 2020
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