The mobile crushing and screening equipment is expected to arrive in the Lebanese capital in December and will be used to secure clean water, sanitation and healthier living conditions for thousands of children and families.
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.
The August explosion caused massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure. The equipment that Metso Outotec is donating will be used to clear up the explosion waste, such as concrete from buildings and asphalt from roads and paving. It will also be used in the recycling and production of aggregates for reconstruction.
The donation is part of Metso Outotec's support for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emergency programme in Beirut, in collaboration with UNICEF Finland.
“When UNICEF approached us for financial support, we realised our equipment could help the people and the destruction area in a very concrete way,” said Eeva Sipilä, 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.”
Marja-Riitta Ketola, executive director of the Finnish committee for UNICEF, commented: “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."